Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Assets Recovery: New Bauchi Assembly bill against people’s interest – CSOs

By Balarabe Alkassim, Bauchi on 19/05/2019

Views: 133


A group of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Bauchi state has condemned the Bill passed by the state’s House of Assembly to repeal the law which empowers the government to recover stolen public assets. The CSOs under the auspices of “Bauchi State Network of Civil Society” (BASNEC) in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Comrade Sadiq Sadiq, said that it was disappointing for the state lawmakers to pass the bill in order to repeal the law enacted in 2017 tagged ‘Bauchi State Public Property and Funds Recovery Tribunal Law.’ “Such bills are against the interest of the citizens as it will not allow good governance to be in place.

“The action contradicts section 15 (5) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended which states that “the state shall abolish all corrupt practices and abuse of power”. Such action undermines democratic process. “Our stance in condemning the latest bill to repeal the existing law (Bauchi State Public Property and Fund Recovery Tribunal Law 2017) because it has been of great benefit to Bauchi state citizens through prudence management of public property and funds”. The group stated.

According to the group, repealing the law will bar government’s panels or committees from probing and recovering public properties and funds from suspected corrupt public office holders in the state. BASNEC said that scrapping the law will would encourage corruption and deprive people of good governance and effective service delivery in the state. The group noted that, BASNEC is an umbrella body of CSOs across the 20 local governments of Bauchi state with a mission to improve civic participation through advocacy and synergy among Civil Society actors.   (Daily Trust)

 

Source News Express

Posted 19/05/2019 8:09:42 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Edo Local Govt. pensioners get over N212 million...

Buhari set for Commonwealth, UN conferences in Malta,...

Saraki commends Nigerian workers

Mixed reactions trail May Day

FG set to establish 2 modular refineries in...

Buhari defeats Jonathan in Aso Villa •President returns...

FG clears 9,667 for housing scheme — Okonjo-Iweala...

Court sentences baby to death

Defecting Reps dare judge, vow not to vacate...

Asiwaju Tinubu, Restructuring and The King’s College Speech,...

Dauda’s appointment as National Industrial Court Chief Registrar...

We’ll use recovered stolen funds to create jobs...

 

Latest News Court gives Buhari 5 days to respond to alleged certificate fraud Most wanted kidnapper shot dead in Lagos Man sentenced to life imprisonment 7 times Kidnappers shoot bank manager, abduct wife CSO flays Emir Sanusi’s responses to graft allegation Troops nab notorious bandits’ informant, logistics suppliers Appointments: APC stakeholders protest in Abuja 7 soldiers to face trial over ‘atrocity’ video Wike abolishes fees, levies for public primary, secondary schools in Rivers Don’t abuse scholarships, Amnesty Office warns non-beneficiaries in varsities We will spend our last Kobo to eliminate Boko Haram – Zulum PDP sets up fact-finding committee to investigate lawmakers’ voting pattern during NASS leadership elections

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (497,960 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (427,053 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (367,289 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (313,246 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (277,871 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,825 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (235,296 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (217,259 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (214,846 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (205,578 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (185,510 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (184,624 views)

 

NNPC 2019 National Science Quiz Competition

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (94) Business & Economy (4,324) Business Verdict (74) Columnists (1,055) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (627) Features (767) Global Business Monitor (384) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,621) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (310) News (47,756) Opinion (1,268) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,064) Religion (1,032) Sports (2,050) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera