Katsina State House of Assembly has organised a public hearing on the proposed laws for the establishment of the ‘Bureau for public procurement’ and ‘State Fiscal Responsibility Commission’.
The hearing was conducted on the directive of the leadership of the house after adopting the two (2) bills sponsored by Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki (representing Faskari LG) and Hon. Abdullahi Mahuta (representing Malumfashi LG) respectively.
The public hearing was conducted under the supervision of the deputy speaker of the house Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki who is also the chairman committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and special services.
Hon. Tafoki said during the public hearing that the laws when passed will among other things introduced and improved prudent management of public resources in addition to ensuring greater transparency and accountability in procurement process.
The Deputy speaker also expressed his joy over the participation of Non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations and other stakeholders in the state’s legislative process which according to him clearly attested to the fact that citizens are becoming wiser and more informed with how they are being governed more than ever before.
While submitting his memo to the committee, the Katsina State Head of Service, Alhaji Muhammad Lawal Aliyu said that the event is timely and also commend the honourable house in trying to introduce sanity in the public sector. He then said the laws if passed will greatly help the government in its fight against corruption and other irregularities in the public sector.
The Head of Service then advised that the ‘State tenders’ board be dissolved in order for the Bureau to function properly with out any hindrance.