The Bauchi State House of Assembly has passed a new bill to reverse an existing law granting tribunal the mandate to investigate and retrieve stolen funds and properties by politicians, government officials and other individuals.
The new bill, which scaled through first, second and third reading in one day without objection, is coming in less than two weeks to the end of the current administration.
Abdullahi Abdulkadir, Deputy Majority Leader of the House, moved the motion for the bill while it was seconded by Sale Nabayi, member representing Ganjuwa west and Magaji Inuwa of Jama’are constituency.
He also labelled the 13 members of the Assembly present at the passage of the bill as cronies of Governor Mohammed Abubakar, while adding that the sitting was done before the usual sitting time.
The bill, if assented by Abubakar, outgoing Governor of the State, would set aside a 2017 law establishing Public Property and Funds Recovery Tribunal 2017 aimed at assisting the government recover all stolen public assets and funds.
Source: sahara reporters