Kano Assembly seeks sack of State revenue board chair over poor performance

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The Kano State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging the governor to sack the Chairman of the State Internal Revenue Service, Alhaji Abdulrazak Salihi.

This followed the adoption of a motion by the House Leader, Mr. Labaran Madari at the committee of the whole on Tuesday in Kano.

Speaking on the motion, Madari said Salihi is unfit to retain his seat as the Chairman of the State Internal Revenue Service.

The chairman had earlier appeared before the lawmakers after he was summoned at Monday’s sitting to explain the activities of the agaency.

The Speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Chidari, said the lawmakers want the chairman sacked because he lacks the competence to do the job.

Chidari said Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) has dropped sharply in the State in spite of its large economy.

“Kano is well known for high performance in IGR, next to Lagos State. It is worrisome that Kano is now number nine in revenue generation and 17 in performance. This is not acceptable,” he declared.

The House, thereafter, set up an ad hoc committee under the chairmanship of Alhaji Magaji Zarewa (Rogo-APC) to investigate the activities of the service and report back to it in 30 days.

The House also adopted a resolution urging the government to rehabilitate the Rogo-Gwangwan Road in Rogo Local Government Area (LGA) due to its deplorable condition.

This followed the adoption of a motion on a matter of urgent public interest moved by Alhaji Magaji Zarewa (APC-Rogo) at plenary.

Speaking on the motion, Zarewa said the bad condition of the road has brought untold hardship to residents of the area.

“The bad condition of the road has created untold hardship on the people in the communities who are mostly farmers,” he lamented.

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