Lagos Assembly passes Public Complaints, Anti-Corruption Commission bill

Lagos Assembly passes Public Complaints, Anti-Corruption Commission bill

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill to establish the Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission and for connected purposes.

 

The House passed the bill on Tuesday after its third reading and a consequent voice vote conducted by the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa.

 

The speaker then directed the Clerk, Mr Olalekan Onafeko, to forward a clean copy of the bill to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent.

 

Obasa said that the essence of the bill was to bring sanity and accountability to governance in the state.

 

“With this bill, the administrative bottlenecks which people usually encounter while dealing with government offices will be removed; it will also put to an end to bribery and corruption in public offices.

 

“The bill empowers the commission with the responsibility of beaming searchlight into government’s activities.

 

“The commission will receive petitions from people, who have any complaint, and will enable the petitioners to seek redress,” he said.

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