- Senator Smart Adeyemi said some acts of parliament, especially the ones that have to do with anti-graft agencies have to be looked at thoroughly
- According to Adeyemi, he plans to introduce bills that support very severe punishments, such as cutting off the hands of anyone who steals
- The lawmaker stated that to fight corruption in the country, some severe measures need to be taken
Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, has announced his intention to sponsor bills for the enactment of the Mosaic law which will help curb corruption.
The senator said the law will discourage people from stealing. According to him, if the hands of public officers in the country are cut off, they will not steal.
Adeyemi made his intention known on Saturday, October 3, at a retreat for the Senate press corps in Lokoja, Kogi state, The Cable reports.
The lawmaker said once two or three people are made scapegoats, others will learn, and stealing will be a thing of the past. He stated:
“What am I talking about? Let us confront corruption. Very soon I’m coming back to the chamber to bring bills on ICPC and EFCC. I want us to introduce Mosaic law, what you call Sharia law. By the time you cut the hands of 10, 20 people in this country, nobody will want to steal again.
“By the time you say two, three people should face serious punishment; if you say that is too harsh let us have mechanised agriculture of about 200, 250 acres, once you are involved in corruption, you will spend your life farming for us.”
Adeyemi said he wants Nigeria to be great, a country that will make his children happier than he is.
The current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to curbing corruption, which has eaten deep into the country.
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, Senate president Ahmad Lawan dismissed the insinuation that corruption is more prevalent under Buhari's administration.
According to him, people making such comments were being political and petty.
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