House Summons Minister Over Breach Of Constitution

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Updated April 20, 2016

2016 budget-HouseThe House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory over an alleged breach of the 1999 Constitution in the implementation of the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Services Act 2015.

The sponsor of the motion, Rep Abdulrazak Namdas, informed the House that the Minister has signed an agreement with the Federal Inland Revenue Service to collect taxes for the FCT, in breach of the existing law.

The Minister is to appear before the House to explain the reason for taking such a step and why his decision must not be reversed.

The Committee on FCT has been mandated to look into the matter and report back to the House in two weeks.