Masari Signs Katsina Anti-corruption Bill into law
Masari signs bill for the establishment of a brand new commission in Katsina
Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has signed into law, the bills of public complaints and Anti-corruption commission law as part of efforts towards the implementation of the national anti-corruption strategy 2017-2021, introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The governor disclosed this at the official presentation of the National Anti-corruption strategy 2017-2021 by the minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) in Katsina.
According to Masari, “We drafted bills incorporating these new policies that are geared towards sanitising the state and local governments and presented to the House of Assembly for consideration”.
He said these Bills included public complaints and Anti-corruption law, Bureau for public procurement law and Fiscal Responsibility commission law.
Masari, who was represented by his deputy, Qs Mannir Yakubu, said the provisions of these bills offer opportunities for the state government to act appropriately in line with global practices in fighting corruption and corrupt practices especially among the public servants.
He said corruption remains one of the major challenges faced since inception of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, hence, the need to prevent it with seriousness.
Governor Masari said it had become imperative to design and sensitise both governmental and non-governmental organisations on the implementation of the National Anti-corruption strategy 2017-2021 accordingly.
In his speech, the minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, acknowledged with pride, the political will exhibited by Governor Aminu Bello Masari in supporting the implementation of the National Anti-corruption strategy.
He said, the action plan for the implementation of the National Anti-corruption strategy was developed, validated and adopted by relevant stakeholders on March 26th 2018 and as well, the subsequent approval by the Federal Executive Council was on July 5th 2017.
Malami said, “without fear of contradiction, I will say here today that His Excellency, Governor Masari, has demonstrated political will through his commitment in ensuring we stand here today to launch the North-west regional Sensitisation, which is also the first in the sub-National scaling down of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy”.