Reps set to strengthen anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria

Reps set to strengthen anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria

One of the legislative agenda of the House of Representatives recently adopted for 2019 to 2023 is to strengthen anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria.

The House of Representatives argued that the existing anti-corruption laws in the country has not given the anti-graft bodies enough power to investigate and prosecute corruption cases.

According to the new legislative agenda, the anti-corruption laws in Nigeria are not strong enough and has not helped in the fight against corruption.

The legislative agenda also indicate the resolve of the House to revisit laws, policies and investments in the nation’s power sector, while ensuring that Nigerians get the worth of their money in the power delivery, The Nation reports.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamilla said: “We are called to give voice to the yearnings of our people, and we will, through effective execution of our constitutional responsibilities of law-making, representation and oversight. We will open the legislative process to effective citizen participation and involvement so that our people, on whose behalf we serve may become our real partners in democracy and in progress."

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Gbajabiamila said the obligation of the House is to restore public trust in the political process, and in government.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Gbajabiamila met with the Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) in his office, Abuja.

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The speaker, in a thread of tweet on Friday, October 4, said that Nigeria would remain one indivisible nation no matter the challenges confronting it.

He added said the older generation of Nigerians have done their best to keep the country on track, calling on the younger generation to take over the mantle.

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