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Corruption in The Land: Oracle needs to be consulted- Reps member


A member of the House of Representatives has lamented on the high rate of corruption in Nigeria, saying that oracle needs to be consulted to tackle the menace.

The federal lawmaker made this dramatic statement on Thursday in Abuja while having interview with newsmen at the African conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD II 2022) organised by Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ).

According to him, Nigeria is blessed with enough laws to deal with corruption, but lamented that the laws have not stopped massive stealing in the country.

He however stated that  National Assembly have been trying its best by passing relevant laws to curb the malady called corruption

His words: “We played our roles. First, we assumed there were allegations of corruption. First, we check, is it the law that did not plug the loopholes? We look at the law, study them and then evolve laws that will be in tandem with the reality or modernity.”

He added that t one of the interventions was the passing of Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) Act, which separates it from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the enactment of the Money Laundering Act.

He added: “In over-sighting too, we try to ascertain to what extent are the laws being obeyed. We discovered everything is there. In Nigeria, when you are trying to find fault through the papers, you will never get anything because the papers are neat.

“But when it comes to practical issues, that is why mystique is there. Last week, you heard when termites ate billions, sometimes we had snake swallow some money in JAMB. So, we really need to consult the oracle. The issue here is that the National Assembly is doing its job.”.