VAT: Kano assembly summons chairman of state’s revenue service | Dailytrust

VAT: Kano assembly summons chairman of state’s revenue service

The Kano State House of Assembly has invited the Chairman of the Kano State Internal Revenue Service (KIRS), Abdulrazak Salihi over the activities of the board.

The invitation came after a matter of urgent public interest was moved by the Majority Leader, Hon Labaran Abdul Madari, during the plenary session.

He was seconded by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Abdullahi Iliyasu Yaryasa, member representing Tudun Wada constituency.

While the reason for the summon was not stated by the house, it is coming on the heels of moves by Rivers and Lagos states to retain collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) and the criticism that Kano has fallen down the pecking order of states with high IGR despite being the country’s center of commerce.

However, the house unanimously agreed that the Speaker, Rt Hon Engineer Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, summon the Chairman to appear on the 14th day of September, 2021.

In a related development, the house has received a letter from the Office of the Auditor General in respect of the Audited Accounts of 20 parastatals on the  Auditor General’s Comment on various MDA.

The assignment was handed over to the Public Account Committee of the House for further Legislative action and were given three months within which to submit its report to the house.