Ortom Signs Fiscal Responsibility Law, Three Others

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Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday signed into law, the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility as well as a Council on Public Procurement.

This is in fulfilment of his promise to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.

Ortom also signed into law an act for the establishment of Debt Management Office (DMO), to amend the Internal Revenue Administration Law of 2015.

He said the laws on Fiscal Responsibility, Public Procurement and Debt Management Office would stipulate standards similar or higher than those advised by the United Nations in the management of public resources.

He stated that transparent and accountable management of public resources had been a cardinal policy objective of his administration, stressing that it was not just a slogan but a deliberate resolve of his administration.

Ortom stated that written laws were needed to provide clear guidance for everyone to be fully advised on acceptable practices in public offices.

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