It was learnt that despite a series of requests from the legislature, the State Revenue Board Chairman, AbduRazak Salihi is claimed to have refused to provide the house position on state revenue collection, while simultaneously writing and submitting reports to the government through the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Land.
Similarly, the house disapproved at the chairman’s lackadaisical attitude after he was summoned yet lied to them, as expressed by Speaker Engr. Hamisu Chidari.
It was also reported that Members of the House expressed their displeasure with the chairman’s performance in revenue collection, as well as his lack of understanding of what revenue is, in separate speeches on the House floor.
According to Chidari, the house has agreed to form an eight-member committee to explore why Kano has dropped from second place in revenue collecting after Lagos to tenth place currently.
The chairman, who was visibly shaking in front of the House, couldn’t explain why he opted to bypass the House on problems of tax collection in the state, such as his unilateral reduction of ground tenement rates.
A source made it clear that Magaji Dahiru Zarewa, the House Finance Chairman, led an eight-member committee to probe the state’s declining revenue collection and the chairman’s illegal conduct.