Delta State House of Assembly have passed a new bill into law that establishes good governance and accountability commission in the state.
Vanguard reported that the 46-paged bill sponsored by the Chairman, House Committee on Public Accounts, Anthony Emeka Elekeokwuri and others, was read the third time and passed at plenary presided over by the Speaker, Sheriff Oborevwori.
Reacting to the development, Elekeokwuri, representing Ika North East in the House, said the proposed law is geared towards deepening the process of governance in the state, as some other states are already implementing the same.
He said: “What the Delta State House of Assembly has done today is geared towards deepening the process of governance in the state by passing the Good Governance and Accountability Commission bill. The law is already being implemented in some states in Nigeria.”
Elekeokwuri stated that the state had just succeeded in institutionalizing the fight against corruption, for gone are the days where the federal government would have to wade into the state to entrench the powers that were already given to the state legislative arm by the constitution.
He said: “We just institutionalized the fight against corruption in the state. Gone are the days we expect the federal government to begin to come into the state to entrench the powers that we have been given by constitution.
“Constitution is the grand norm. Section 128, sub 7 gave the State Assembly the responsibility to provide a legal framework to fight corruption and reduce waste in the system.”