Monday, December 9, 2013

Jonathan Encouraging Corruption in Nigeria- Tambuwal

I agree with the speaker...

The old PHCN was seen as hopelessly corrupt by Nigerians

Jonathan paying lip-service to corruption-Tambuwal

SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aminu Tambuwal, has said President Goodluck Jonathan is encouraging corruption in Nigeria with ways he is handling corruption cases.

Tambuwal said the executive arm, headed by President Jonathan, had failed to act on corruption cases revealed by the National Assembly.

The speaker, while responding to questions on Monday, after he presented a paper, entitled: “The role of the legislature in the fight against corruption in Nigeria,” at a one-day roundtable to mark the international anti-corruption day, organised by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), in Abuja, said “the President’s body language seems to be encouraging corrupt practices in thecountry.”

According to him, “take the subsidy probe, the pension, the SEC probe and recently the bullet proof car cases. After the House of Representatives did a diligent job by probing and exposing the cases, you now see something else when it comes to prosecution.

“In some cases, you have the government setting up new committees to duplicate the job already done by the parliament. Take the bullet proof cars case, the NSA, with all the security challenges confronting the country, should not be burdened with a job that can best be handled by the anti-corruption agencies.”

He also said the government had no business setting up any administrative committee in a corruption case that was clear to all Nigerians, apparently referring to the committee set up by the president to probe the N255 million car scandal involving the Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah.

Source: Tribune

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