The Kano State House of Assembly has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to remove the Chairman of the State Revenue Board, AbdulRazak Salihi, over his violation of the constitutional provision of the country as well as disrespect to the legislature.
The Chairman was said to have refused to disclose to the house the position of the state revenue collection despite a series of requests by the legislature.
But at the same time, he wrote and submitted the reports to the government through the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Land.
The House, through the Speaker, Hamisu Chidari, expressed anger at the nonchalant attitude of the chairman who was summoned but lied to them.
The revenue chairman was also accused of conniving with the government without the notice of the House to unilaterally reduce ground tenement rates of the Independent Petroleum Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) from N250 to N100 which the house described as a total violation of the nation’s constitution.
In their separate remarks on the floor of the House, the lawmakers were displeased with what they described as the non-performance of the chairman in revenue collection as well as lack of knowledge of what revenue entailed.
Chidari, however, disclosed that the House agreed to set up an eight-man committee that would investigate the reasons Kano occupied the 10th position from its initial second position after Lagos, in revenue collections.
The eight-man committee to investigate the falling revenue collection in the state and illegal actions of the chairman was headed by the House Finance Chairman, Magaji Dahiru Zarewa.