NASS Will Strengthen Anti-Graft Laws – Omo-Agege
Omo-Agege stated this during a courtesy visit by representatives of the Good Leadership Advocacy for Africa (GLAFA) to his office in Abuja.
“Our job at the National Assembly is to assist President Buhari in strengthening these institutions, knowing full well that he will not be here forever. The National Assembly is strengthening the anti-corruption laws including the EFCC, ICPC enabling acts among others,” the deputy senate president said.
He expressed appreciation for the organisation’s acknowledgement that the National Assembly leadership has not been involved in the humongous corruption being uncovered at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and other government agencies.
According to Omo-Agege, the National Assembly leadership is determined to ensure the success of the Buhari Administration, even as he asked Nigerians to rally round the President.
“As a legislative body we are very conscious of the powers and privileges set aside for us, as embedded in the 1999 Constitution (As Amended).
“Apart from providing enabling environment for the President to succeed, our major interest is to enhance the success of his anti-corruption agenda.
“I agree that corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of governance in this country and some have come to a conclusion that it is a bigger pandemic than the Covid-19. So, that is part of the reasons why we are determined to give Mr. President everything he needs to succeed in this war because, at the end of the day, this is going to be part of the legacies he will leave behind, along with tackling insecurity.
He commended the National Assembly for its probe of the interventionist agency.
He also lauded the Deputy President of the Senate for sponsoring 19 bills within his first year in the Ninth Senate.
Obire explained that with over 10,000 membership strength across 54 African Nations, at the core of GLAFA’s mandate is the promotion of good governance and quality leadership on the continent.
Other members on the GLAFA delegation include Prosper Ahworegba, Kenny Okorie, Ezenwa Anumnu, Umma Sanda, Ugwuanyi Onyekachi and Iroajamma Orji.