Jigawa Assembly Directs Its Public Accounts Committee To Investigate LGAs Financial Activities In The State

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Umar Akilu Majeri

Jigawa state House of Assembly has directed its Public Accounts Committee to investigate all the financial activities of the twenty-seven local government councils in the state.

 

The Speaker Alhaji Idris Garba Jahun gave the directives on Tuesday following a motion moved by the Deputy Majority Leader of the House Barrister Bala Hamza Gada on the need to investigate the financial activities of the local government councils to ensure prudence in the management of public funds.

 

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Chairman Public Accounts Committee Barrister Bala Hamza Gada, said the directives followed a series of complaints received by his committee from six local government areas over alleged embezzlement of public funds.

 

They include; Auyo, Hadejia, Guri, Kirikasamma, Birniwa, and Gwaram local government councils.

 

He said the committee, therefore, decided to expand its investigation to all the twenty-one local government councils in the state.

 

The chairman however said his committee will do its best to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the financial activities of local government councils.

 

He also assured the Jigawa State House of Assembly determination to ensured discipline and accountability in the management of all public resources in the state.

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