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Bill on revenue collection passes second reading in EDHA

A bill for a law for the administration and collection of revenues due to the Edo Government on Monday passed the second reading at the state House of Assembly.

Leading the debate on the bill, the Majority Leader, Mr Philip Shaibu, said the bill, if passed, would seek to enhance revenue collection across the state.

Shaibu said the bill, when passed, will address the problem of double taxation because an operational board that would issue tax identification number to genuine tax payers would be set up.

He said, the essence of the bill is to make the collection of revenue more efficient and help to correct leakages and improve the revenue profile of the state.

Mr. Friday Ogieriakhi, expressed support for the bill, saying that it would eliminate double taxation, reduce unemployment and check criminality associated with tax collection.

Meanwhile, the house has re-constituted its standing committees.

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