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Ortom signs fiscal responsibility, three other bills

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom yesterday assented to bills to establish the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility as well as Council on Public Procurement.

This, he said, is in fulfilment of his earlier promise to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.

He also signed a law for the establishment of Debt Management Office and the one to amend the Internal Revenue Administration Law of 2015.

Ortom explained that the laws on Fiscal Responsibility, Public Procurement and Debt Management Office would stipulate standards similar or higher than those advised by the United Nations (UN) in the management of public resources.

The governor had earlier constituted a committee to immediately implement the screening report on the actual workforce of the state Teaching Service Board, TSB.

He also directed that ghost names be immediately deleted from the payment voucher.

The Governor Ortom also charged the TSB boss to ensure that the names to be deleted do not find their way back on the payroll.

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