Saraki Restates Commitment To Fighting Corruption
Senate President Bukola Saraki, has said the war against corruption should be everybody’s business and not one that should be taken personal.
Saraki said this on Tuesday during his visit to the N24billion newly completed office complex of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) which Saraki inspected for about 40 minutes.
Recall that the Senate, under the leadership of Saraki, twice rejected Ibrahim Magu as the substantive head of the anti-graft agency.
The Senate President is also facing trial over alleged false assets declaration.
“My presence here is to say that whatever we do in our job, the most important thing is that we all represent institutions and we must work and see that it is in the interest of the country,” Saraki said.
He added: “I think we have all said it. It is something we must fight. There is no way you can build a society without fighting corruption.
“I have always said that my own strong will is that as we fight it, we must fight it in ensuring that we strengthen the institutions and what you see here is part of the process of strengthening those institutions so that whoever comes here will know that this is what we must fight if we want to build institutions.
“I think it (project) has gone through about three executive chairmen and one did not come in to say this is not my project and I must not continue. Each one has taken it as his own project. I think that is good and that is the whole point that is important and this is something we will be proud of for many years.
“In many years to come, I hope that we don’t have corruption in an environment like this but for now, I think there are many good aspects of this. Having a Nigerian that designed this, the details are very impressive- the clinic and all the facilities- and the fact that it has gone through three different administration and the fact that the National Assembly has played its role and brought it to completion, I think that it is a lot of plus.”