The Laws are;
– Violence Against Persons (Prohibition)
-Primary Healthcare Development Agency
-Nasarawa State Hospital Management Board
-Law that Provides for Harmonization and Collection of all Revenues (TAXES, Duties, Levies, Rates, Fees Charges E.T.C) Due to the State and Local Government in Nasarawa State and the Establishment of Relevant Administrative Structures and other Purposes Connected
The Laws are;
Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe
Deputy Governor, Nasarawa State
Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has commissioned the remodelled Government House, stressing that the decision to give the centre a facelift was informed by the desire to provide conducive working environment for inhouse press crew.
Engineer Sule commissioned the press centre at the Government House, on Thursday.
While commending the media for its significant role in propagating activities of government, the Governor noted that support from the media during the past one year, has ensured that the people were adequately sensitized about the policies, programmes of his administration.
“I must say that without the support of the media, our development aspirations would not have been visible,” he stated.
According to Engineer Sule, the media has continued to set agenda in its determination to entrench an all-inclusive governance for the benefit of the people.
The Governor emphasized that his administration will continue to encourage working journalists in the state, towards the discharge of their responsibilities, urging them however, to remain guided by the ethics of the journalism profession.
Engineer Sule warned that government will not condone undue sensationalism, even as he stressed that his administration is open to constructive criticism in the effort to deliver on its mandate to the people of the state.
The Governor disclosed that the remodelling of the Government House Press Centre, was carried out at no cost to the government, as according to him, the centre was refurbished from his personal donation, alongside some of his friends.
“The remodelling of the press centre was not captured in the budget, as such some of my friends and I pooled resources together to give the place a facelift,” he explained.
Earlier, in a welcome remarks, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ibrahim Addra, thanked his principal for promptly accepting to give the press centre a facelift.
Addra used the opportunity to appreciate working journalists in the state for being partners in the task of taking Nasarawa State to the next level of development.
Prominent dignitaries witnessed the unveiling of the remodelled press centre, including state Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, Director General, Nigerian Television Authority, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed and members of the state executive council.
Others are heads of media organizations in the state, Lafia LGA and ALGON Chairman, Emir of Lafia, HRH Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), Andoma of Doma, HRH Alhaji Aliyu Ogah and top government functionaries.
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Sequel to the outbreak of corona virus and its attendant effect on businesses and the economy as a whole, the Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Service (NSIRS) hereby announces a review of the palliative measures for its esteemed taxpayers with a view to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on individual and business income alike. The palliative measures are:
- EXTENDED PERIOD FOR FILING PAYE AND SELF-ASSESSMENT RETURNS
Deadline for filing employee’s return by employers under the PAYE scheme Regulation which is 31st January every year is hereby further extended to 30th November for the fiscal year 2020. Equally, deadline for declaration of income by individual taxpayers under the self assessment scheme, statutory fixed at 31st march every year has been further extended to 30th November 2020 too.
- WAIVER OF PENALTY AND INTEREST ON DEBTS PAID IN FULL ON OR BEFORE 30TH NOVEMBER 2020.
Penalty and interest is hereby waived for taxpayers with outstanding liability who pay in full on or before 30th November 2020.
- OPTIONS FOR INSTALLMENTAL PAYMENT
All debts that fall due, including assessment that become final and conclusive in 2020 could be paid installmentally within the fiscal year.
You are encouraged to take advantage of these palliative measures and declare your income, file in your returns and/or pay your outstanding liabilities in full.
For further enquiries, please contact office of the Executive Chairman, Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Service, Lafia-Nasarawa State at www.irs.na.gov.ng or 09032942707.
[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”11″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″]Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule has paid a condolence visit on the family of late Hausa community stalwart, MALAM ABUBAKAR GARBA of Akwanga.
The Governor was received at the residence of the deceased in midtown Akwanga by His Royal Highness, Chun Mada in company of their Royal Highnesses Chun Ngah, Chun Nunku and Chun Nku.
In a solemn ceremony witnessed by a motley crowd, the Chairman of Akwanga local government, Honourable Samuel Mishi asserted that “Akwanga has been imbued with a renewed sense of belonging in Nasarawa State since the coming of Engineer Sule as Governor, because of his tireless visits to commiserate with families and comfort communities in Akwanga in times of tragedy, loss or turn in fortune.
On his own part, Governor Abdullahi A Sule extolled the unique attribute of community service, love for all and acceptance of all ethnic nationalities in Akwanga; which the Governor said: “defined the life of Late Abubakar Garba!
Engineer Sule thereafter prayed that the children and offspring of Late Abubakar Garba will pick up the exemplary humane character and attribute of their father and contribute in strenthening the unity of all the people in Akwanga.
Engineer Abdullahi A Sule also used the gathering of the motley crowd to gently appeal to the people to be mindful of Social distancing, use of face masks and adherence to the safety protocols of Corvid 19; affirming that:
“Even if there is little or no noticeable symptom in public places, people of Nasarawa State should still hold the strong conviction that:”Coronavirus is real and still around!”
My dear people of Nasarawa State.
2. It would be recalled that I addressed you last week on the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria. During my address, I made a commitment to update you as the event unfolds in our collective determination to safeguard the lives of our people.
3. In furtherance to this pledge, it has become necessary to take further measures to continue to contain and control the pandemic which has since become global pandemic with attendant consequences on human lives and economic development.
4. As you are aware, report from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Ministry of Health, indicates that the spread of the Coronavirus disease is raising on an alarming proportion. Although, Nasarawa State has not recorded any incidence, it behoves on us to take more stringent measures in order to prevent the spread of the virus in the State.
5. This is particularly necessary, considering the influx of people from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja which has been locked down as part of measures to control the spread of the pandemic. It is for this reason and in line with the provision of the Nasarawa State Dangerous Infectious Diseases (Emergency Prevention) Regulations, 2020, as well as the advice of the Nasarawa State High Powered Committee on COVID-19, the following measures come into immediate effect:
• Enforcement of a 24 hour curfew in Karu Local Government Area with effect from 6:00pm of Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 for 14 days in the first instance;
• Entry into Nasarawa State is hereby restricted to between 6:00pm to 6:00am and all persons coming into the State shall continue to be screened at the designated check-points/mobile clinics;
• Movement in Lafia, the State capital and other Urban centres are hereby restricted from 8:00pm to 6:00am with effect from Thursday, 2nd April, 2020.
• All markets are to remain closed except sellers of food items and medicaments outside the markets except in Karu Local Government Area where there is a 24 hour curfew;
• People of Nasarawa State are urged to continue to maintain the social distancing directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria and other measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic;
• All civil servants from GL. 01 – 12 are to remain at home except those on essential services until further notice;
• All security personnel are hereby directed to ensure the enforcement of these directives.
• A palliative Committee has been constituted to ensure that the citizens of the State are provided with necessary succour during this trying moments.
6. Let me reiterate our commitment to continue to monitor closely, the implementation of the additional measures taken to contain the spread of the virus.
7. Finally, I call on all residents of Nasarawa State to continue to abide by the instructions on the restriction of movements, social distancing and gathering in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 in our dear State.
8. Thank you and may God continue to bless and protect us all.
At all the 8 entry points of Nasarawa State, there is Health Team and Heads of Mobile Clinics established to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
All chairmen and Government functionaries in those area assist are expected to support in monitoring the activities of both the mobilsed Medics and the Security Agencies.
The team are expected to check temperature of everyone coming into the state and ensure social distancing is complied with by not overloading public transport vehicles.
The Governor has by the Proclamation of Yesterday restricted travels through Nasarawa State to 6:00am to 8:00pm.
Entrances will be sealed at 8:00pm from today.
No one will be allowed entry from 8:00pm Night to 6:00am morning
The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dalhatu Araf Specialists Hospital, Lafia, Dr Hassan Ikrama says the hospital will soon receive medical equipment to boost the state’s preparedness in controlling the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Ikrama, who spoke with News men Friday in Lafi, said the hospital had made presentation on the equipment the hospital needed to boost facilities in the isolation centre.
“The government has already placed order for the equipment and they are already on the way. lt will arrive the state any moment, as soon as the equipment arrive, the hospital will take delivery and make them known,” he said.
He however noted that staff were screened before getting access to the facilities which is part of the measures to control the spread of the virus.
He strongly emphasised that non-essential staff are directed to stay at home following Nasarawa state government directives, adding that the management had provided protective kits to essential staff who are still coming to work.
The CMD urged the general public in the state to continue staying at home, wash hands with soap and running water frequently, avoid crowded places, maintain social distance and follow the instructions from various government agencies.
You would recall that governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State had on Thursday while updating newsmen on government measures to control the spread of the virus, said it would soon take delivery of medical equipment.