By Aliyu Dangida
The Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed the state anti corruption and public complain bill sent by the state executive arm of government.
The house passed the bill during its session held on Thursday chaired by its Speaker Rt. Hon Idris Garba Kareka.
Briefing journalists, Chairman house committee on Justice and Judiciary matters, Hon Abubakar Sadeeq Jallo disclosed that, the bill when signed into law enable for the setting up of state owned Anti Corruption and Public Complain Commission in the state, as others states did.
Hon. Jallo who is also a member representing Hadejia constituency described the passing of the bill as timely with the recent verdict by supreme court declared that, all corruption cases derive from the state should be treated in the state.
The state assembly member explained that, the bill will also contribute in promoting public transparency and accountability as advocated by state Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar which is also in line with one of the initiated policy and programs of President Muhammad Buhari.
The chairman noted that if the commission come in to existence it will greatly asssit in facilitating and settling financial and other business disagreement among Jigawa state people.
His words:- “The expected Anti- corruption and public complain commission will also save resources, promote peace and unity by resolving cases through mediation and avoiding unnecessary litigation which consume time and resources “.
Hotpen reports that, the Social Protection bill which seeks to provide more protection and enhancing the life of disables and other vulnerable groups in the society has passed first reading at the house floor during the sitting.