———By Shedrack Onitsha,————–
Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has sent a plagiarized copy of the Lagos State Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Law as an executive bill of the Delta State government to the State House of Assembly for prompt passage into law.
Okowa in a letter addressed to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly dated May 12, 2017 with the caption, “A bill to provide for a law to impose and collect through electronic fiscal device or electronic cash register consumption tax on goods and services brought and consumed in hotels, restaurants, departmental stores and entertainment centers within the territory of Delta State.”
Speaking on the expediency of the bill, one of the lawmakers said: “The governor gave a matching order after gratifying some ranking lawmakers in the House on the need for the quick passage of the bill.
“In line with this, the bill was promptly debated on the floor of the House on Wednesday by the Majority Leader of the House while the Speaker immediately setup a committee for the bill to be heard and promptly passed in 7days despite the fact that we have other pressing bills like the anti-grazing bill, consumer protection bill, environmental management bill and other important bills which would be of benefit to Deltans.”
attached herein are copies of the two Bills: Lagos State Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant Consumption Law