In Abuja Senator opposes NASS takeover of CCB, CCT supervision

The National Assembly on Thursday, October 27, 2016, passed the Code of Conduct amendment bill 2016.

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Sen. Abdullahi Abubakar, on Sunday said the decision of the National Assembly to take over the supervision of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Code of Conduct Tribunal was self serving.

Abubakar made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birninkudu.

The senator, who said he was away on oversight duties when the amendment was made, stressed that he was completely opposed to the decision.

The lawmaker said: “Laws are meant to outlive individuals not meant for individuals.’’

The Senator also said the current Bill on inheritance before the Senate negates the provisions on freedom of worship, as such would not see the light of the day.

According to him, Christians and Muslims in the country are against the law.

“We are there as representatives of the people and anything that the people don’t want will not scale through.

“We will make sure that the aspirations of the people we represent are not sacrificed at the altar of a few members of the Senate.

“Even though the bill has passed second reading, I believe any law can be stepped down at any stage and this is not an exception,’’ Abubakar added.

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