Kwara Speaker flays Buhari’s corruption fight, says EFCC’s noise not working

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr Ali Ahmad on Wednesday criticised the fight against corruption being embarked upon by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration.
Ali Ahmad also noted that all the noise being made by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the issue will not rid the country of the scourge.
He added that the ongoing constitutional amendment by the Dr Bukola Saraki-led National Assembly to make the office of the Auditors Generals in the Local Government, State and the federal government across the country will reduce corruption by 50 per cent.
The Kwara Speaker said this on Wednesday at the plenary during the laying of the report of the Auditor-General for the Local Government Service Commission and the sixteen local government council of Kwara State for 2016.
According to him, all the noise by EFCC cannot treating one per cent of the fight against corruption adding that Nigerians should celebrate the National Assembly.
“Be it the local government chairman, the governor of a state or the president, they will never fund the office of the Auditor General and that is why this amendment by the National Assembly is a wonderful fight against corruption.
“But here in Nigeria we don’t look at processes but the noise behind it. If this constitutional amendment passes, I am sure in Nigeria, corruption level will be gone by 50 percent. It means the Auditor General will be independent and will not have to go to the office of the local government chairman, governor or the president but answerable to the House.
“That is how it should be and how it is in the developed countries. They are not subjected to the executive whom that are watching. Nigerians should celebrate this constitution amendment”, he noted.
He added that the legislature will make sure that the office of the Auditor-General of the local government, state and the federation are independent of the people they are monitoring.
He referred later referred that report to the Committee on Public Accounts for further legislative action.

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