Makinde signs Oyo State anti-graft bill into law


By Yinka Adeniran, Ibadan

 

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday signed into law the Oyo State Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Law.

With the signing of the law, which is a domestication of the anti-graft law made by the Federal Government, all proven cases of corruption, financial mismanagement and misappropriation of government funds are now punishable under Oyo State laws.

Makinde signed the bill into law at a brief ceremony, which held at the Executive Chamber of the Governor’s office, Agodi Secretariat.

He described the latest move as an opportunity for his administration to prove to the whole world that he could run a transparent and accountable government.

The event was witnessed by top government functionaries, including the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan; Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin, who was represented by the Majority Leader, Mr. Sanjo Adedoyin; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Olubanwo Adeosu; Chief of Staff, Chief…



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