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NASS will fight corruption —Lawan


President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that the National Assembly would provide the necessary support to the anti-corruption agencies in the fight against corruption.

A statement issued by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Press, Ezrel Tabiowo, said Lawan gave the assurance while declaring open  third EFCC National Capacity Building Workshop for Justices and Judges in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) are the leading government agencies in anti-corruption war.

“The 9th Senate and indeed the National Assembly is set to support the anti-corruption agencies to the best of its ability, to enable us to eradicate the malaise,” the statement quoted the senate president as saying at the forum.

“What we face today in the area of corruption requires that all hands must be on deck to fight it. And we are determined to work with other arms of government to fight it.

“It is a fight that should be fought by all and we are ready to initiate moves that will help in ensuring we succeed in the fight.

“We are also continuously prepared to support agencies like the EFCC and professionals like the Justices and Judges always.”

Lawan noted that corruption had eaten deep into the very fabric of “our society” and has literarily become endemic.

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