The Nigeria Governors’ Forum has advised the National Assembly to hold a public hearing on the hate speech bill to ensure that views of Nigerians were captured in the passage of the bill.
The Sokoto State Governor, AminuWaziriTambuwal, stated this while fielding questions from journalists at the end of the forum’s meeting held in Abuja.
AminuTambuwal, who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Forum, said the governors will support any policy that will improve the revenue generation drive of both the federal and state governments.
Speaking on the governors’ position on the Finance Bill submitted to the National Assembly by President MuhammaduBuhari to increase Value Added Tax from five to 7.5. Percent, Tambuwal appealed for more understanding with the Federal Government on the issue.
While speaking on the December deadline for the implementation of minimum wage issued by the Nigerian Labour Congress to state governors, Tambuwal said the various states were engaging labour unions on the issue.