The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has told the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to support it in carrying out its mandate and combating corruption in Nigeria.
This comes as he also stated that the National Assembly has been at the vanguard of the country’s fight against corruption, adding that the 9th Senate is particularly hostile to corruption.
Lawan made these remarks at a capacity-building session for Judges and Justices held on Monday in Abuja by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in partnership with the National Judicial Institute.
“We are determined in the National Assembly, even though we have only one year to go, to give you any possible support to ensure that you have the wherewithal to discharge your mandate,” Lawan told a gathering of judges and justices.
The Senate President told the judicial officers with emphasis that “we are determined as an Assembly to work with the Judicial arm of government just like we are working with the executive arm of government.
“What we need is a collaboration that will make the judicial arm of government stand on its feet. The resources so far given to this arm of government cannot be said to be sufficient but I believe that we can do better.
“I want a situation where in 2023, even before then, if the opportunity arises, that we make resources available to the judicial arm of government especially those courts that need the kind of support for them to prosecute those offenders who have taken our money.”
via: Information Nigeria