Bill to establish Plateau corporate social responsibility commission passes Second reading courtesy of Rt. Hon Yipmong

The honourable member Representing Dengi Constituency who doubles as the Deputy speaker, Rt hon Saleh Shehu Yipmong sponsored a bill which passed second reading. Other two co-sponsors involve are Hon Yahaya mavo from wase and Hon Peter Gyendeng from Barkin Ladi.

The Deputy speaker reiterates the importance of Corporate social responsibility (CSR) on the floor of the house as a self-regulating business model that helps a company to be socially accountable to itself, its stakeholders, and the public. By practicing corporate social responsibility, also called corporate citizenship, companies can be conscious of the kind of impact they are creating on all aspects of society, including economic, social, and environmental.

Rt hon Yipmong says the bill if successfully passed into law will create a commission that will employ citizens thereby reducing the level of unemployment, put corporate bodies such as companies, small and medium scale enterprises, individuals entrepreneurs, religion and tribal organisation among others on their toes in delivering their corporate social responsibility to the people and the society at large.

After carefully x-raying the mineral potentials of the state and enabling environment for businesses of all kind to thrive, the state deserves to benefit from those heavy weight investors who troop in to make millions from the hands of citizens. Corporate social responsibility can help forge a strong bond between companies and the society thereby promoting peace and unity of purpose.

1 Comment

  1. TThis is great as it will create the grounds for accountability and transparency on the side of the organizations both public and private. It will further create employment opportunities for plateau citizens. It is indeed a desirable and welcomed bill.


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