Cross River Assembly Considering Anti-Graft Agency Bill

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Speaker, Hon. John Gaul receiving NLC's demands and address from the congress chairman Comrade Ushie
Speaker, Hon. John Gaul receiving NLC’s demands and address from the congress chairman Comrade Ushie

The Cross River State House of Assembly is considering a bill for a law to establish an anti-graft agency in the state.

Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly Hon. John Gaul Lebo stated this Thursday when he received Labor Leaders, Civil Society Organizations and Trade Unionists who had stormed the Assembly complex on a national rally/ Campaign for good governance and anti corruption.

The Speaker maintained that the Assembly was seriously considering a bill for a law to establish an agency in the state to help in the fight against corruption which he claimed has permeated every aspects of governance and the society.

He said that financial misappropriation, recklessness and wanton looting of the state treasury would be put on check by the proposed bill, government’s spending would be streamlined, monitored and scrutinized to ensure strict compliance with state appropriation laws.

Assuring the NLC of the State House of Assembly’s posture to tackle corruption dispassionately in the state, the Speaker urged the Congress to also extend the anti–corruption crusade to the private sector which he observed was deeply enmeshed in graft.

Earlier, the chairman of the Cross River State chapter of the Nigeria Labor Congress, comrade John Ushie expressed the congress abhorrence of corruption which he lamented has eaten deep into the nation’s fabrics, affecting all spheres of the economy.

He pledged the NLC’s preparedness to partner the Legislature in the fight against corruption, reiterating on the need for the Assembly to institute a legal framework for the establishment of anti-corruption courts in the state; and mandatory public declaration of assets by public office holders.

The NLC Chairman, Comrade Ushie declared that the congress was totally in support of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to probing corrupt practices and every effort to recover stolen funds by corrupt citizens.

He accused corruption of being the major bane to good governance, growth and development in the country.

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