The Jigawa State House of Assembly has directed its Public Accounts Committee to investigate all the financial activities of the twenty-seven (27) 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 financial activities of the local government councils to ensure prudence in the management of public funds.
Chairman, Public Accounts Committee, Barrister Bala Hamza Gada, declared that 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 Governments Councils.
He explain that 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 that the Jigawa State House of Assembly was determined to ensured discipline and accountability in the management of all public resources in the state.