Consumption Tax On Goods, Services Passes Second Reading As Delta Assembly Throws Out Majority Whip


Delta state hotels occupancy, restaurant and departmental stores consumption tax bill has passed its second reading at the Delta State House of Assembly.

The bill seek to provide for a law to impose and collect through electronic fiscal device or electronic cash register, consumption tax on goods and services bought and consumed in hotels, restaurants, departmental stores and entertainment centres passed through second reading.

The second reading of the bill which followed a motion moved by the majority leader, Mr. Tim Owhefere and seconded by Mr. Okoh Festus, and thereafter committed to an Ad Hoc Committee chaired by Mr. Oboro Preyor and to report in seven days.

Meanwhile, the Delta state of Assembly on Tuesday fired its majority whip and member representing Ughelli-South constituency, Mr. Izeze Reuben and replaced with the member representing Ughelli-North constituency, Mr. Eric Oharisi.

Speaking on Tuesday at the floor of the house, the member representing Ughelli-South constituency, Mr. Izeze Reuben expressed profound gratitude to the Peoples Democratic Party for the privilege given him to serve the party as the majority whip of the House until yesterday 30/05/2017.

While thanking the leader of the party in the state, who doubles as the governor of the state, Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa and the immediate past party chairman, Mr. Edwin Uzor for the confidence and opportunity to serve, Mr. izeze, reaffirmed his support and believe for the Peoples Democratic Party.


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