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Speaker harps on revenue generation in Taraba

19 June 2015, 07:25

Jalingo - Abel Diah, Speaker of the Taraba House of Assembly, said "the new Government is on a rescue mission so that the State can stand on its feet in future even without statutory allocation".

Diah made this remark when executives of the Correspondents Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists paid him a courtesy visit in Jalingo.

"Government agencies must ensure that internally generated revenues are made public. Concealing IGR would, henceforth, be regarded as an attempt to divert public funds.

He said it was imperative for revenues generated by agencies go into government coffers without any leakage.

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"We are on a rescue Taraba mission. We will block all revenue leakages to conserve more funds for the development of the state."

Diah, who said the media played a critical role in stabilizing democracy, urged the journalists to always balance their reports.

Earlier, the Chairman of the correspondents’ chapel, Oluwole Ayodele, told the speaker that the journalists would continue to cover proceedings of the House objectively.

He congratulated the speaker on his recent election to the office. 



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