Following the approval of the Taraba State House of Assembly, the Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku is to appoint 25 special advisers.
The governor had made a request to that effect through a letter to the House, which was read on the floor of the House by the Clerk, Ismaila Tentason.
The request from the governor was in compliance with Section 196 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended).
A member representing Takum II Constituency, Mark Useni while contributing noted that the request was in order as he insisted that the governor was mindful of the number of appointees requested given the present financial situation of the state.
There was unanimous support to the request and the Speaker, Abel Peter Diah requested the Clerk to communicate its resolution to the governor.
The House has also expressed worry over the poor financial position of the state and set up a 5-man ad hoc-committee to look into issues surrounding poor internally generated revenues in the state with a view to boosting the state’s revenue base.
The representative of Zing state constituency, John Kizito Bonzena had earlier in a motion raised concerns over non remittance of Pay As You Earn, PAYE taxes and IGRs to government even as he stressed that the new administration must put an end to all leakages in revenue generations in the state.
Members that spoke supported the motion describing it as timely.
The committee has Gideon Baraya, Karim Constituency, as chairman and it has three weeks within which to submit its report to the House.

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