Ebonyi State of Assembly on Tuesday refused to clear nominees appointed into Boards of state agencies and commissions by Governor Dave Umahi for failure to produce evidence of tax clearance.
They include nominees to the Universal Basic Education Boards, UBEB; State Civil Service Commission; Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission, EBSIEC and Local Government Service Commission.
Nigerian Pilot reports that the nominees appeared for screening on Tuesday but none of them was able to provide evidence of tax clearance as demanded by the House which consequently botched their screening.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon. Nwifuru who earlier observed that none of the nominees could provide evidence of tax clearance emphatically ordered that any nominees who failed to provide evidence of tax clearance would not pass the screening of the House hence, no nominee was successfully screened.
However, following the inability of the nominees to pass screening, the Speaker directed those nominated into the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission and those of state Civil Service Commission to come back on Thursday, (today) for screening with their evidence of tax clearance whereas their counterparts in the Universal Basic Education Board and Local Government Service Commission were directed to come back on Tuesday next week with their evidence of tax clearance.
The Speaker stressed that for any nominee to pass the screening of the House, such person must have presented his/her up-to-date evidence of tax clearance.
The House also repealed the Law establishing Ebonyi State Agricultural Development Corporation following a report of an ad-hoc committee which recommended the repeal.


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