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Senate ‘Lawmakers are working to eradicate corruption,’ says Spokesman

The spokesman said Senators are backing their talk on the fight against corruption with tangible action.

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The Nigerian Senate after close of plenary. play

The Nigerian Senate after close of plenary.


The Nigerian Senate says it is complementing the anti-corruption crusade of the federal government.

Senate spokesman, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said there are more than enough proofs to show that the lawmakers are working to strengthen the anti-corruption process and institutions for increasing the efficiency of the war.

Abdullahi said that his colleagues acknowledge that a lot has been done in the last two years to eliminate the vice of corruption from the national psyche.

Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi- The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media And Public Affairs. play

Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi- The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media And Public Affairs.

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"Available facts point to the fact that the 8th Senate is really complementing the efforts of the executive arm in order to achieve better results," Abdullahi said.

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"On Wednesday this week alone, two anti-corruption bills passed the second reading stage in the Senate and were referred to relevant committees for further action. The bills are: 1) the Proceeds of Crime Bill and 2.) Assets Forfeiture Bill. Both bills are private member bills sponsored by Senators. A third anti-corruption bill is already in the works.

"Also, on Wednesday, the Senate passed a motion in which it resolved that all statutory corporations should submit their budget estimates within two weeks and should refrain from spending money on capital projects.

"This is a strong move to block loopholes through which revenues due to government are being siphoned. That is sure one of the boldest moves to stop corruption in revenue generating agencies.

"Therefore, mischief makers who want to knock the heads of the executive and the legislature should desist from their dirty antics.

"These two arms are working from different angles to achieve a common purpose. The goal to eliminate corruption is shared by both arms of government," he added.

Similarly, Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the fight against corruption must be more focused on prevention than punishment.

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