A Bill For Establishment Of Anti-Corruption Passes Second Reading In Jigawa

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By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse


A bill for the establishment of a law to setting up a Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission has passed second reading before the Jigawa State House of Assembly.
Moving a motion to allow for the second reading, the Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Habu Muhammad said the establishment of the commission will go a long way towards strengthening good governance at all levels in the state.
He noted that the work of the commission would ensure control on financial matters and prudence in the management of public funds and called on members to support the bill.
Supporting the motion, a member representing Ringim Constituency, Alhaji Aminu Sule Sankara, pointed out that many states across the country have already established such a  Commission hence Jigawa State cannot be left behind.
Supporting the motion, member representing Babura Constituency, Alhaji Kabiru Isah expressed optimism that with the establishment of the state anti graft commission, the less privileged would get access to channel their grievances  to the authority.
Other members who contributed on the debate include member representing Kaugama Constituency, Alhaji Sani Sale Zaburan, member representing Kazaure Constituency, Barrister Bala Hamza Gada and member representing Dutse Constituency, Alhaji Musa Sule Dutse.

After the Clerk of the House, Barrister Musa.
 Aliyu Abubakar read the bill for the second time, the Speaker, Alhaji Idris Garba Jahun referred the bill to the House Standing Committee on Justice and Judiciary to report back within four weeks.

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