The House of Representatives will support the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in it fight against corruption, the member, representing Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency, Hon Shehu Nicholas Garba, has said.
Garba who is the Chairman, House Committee on Anti-Corruption stated this during the commissioning of the Oyo State Office complex of the ICPC in Ibadan.
The lawmaker assured ICPC that the 9th Assembly is ready to support the anti-corruption agency to fight the menace.
A statement issued by the Personal Assistant to the Lawmakers, Mock Samuel Kure, said: “the House of Representatives under the leadership of Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila will render whatever support the Board requires to execute its mandate.”
“I wish to commend the Chairman and members of his Board for their vision in embarking on a project for provision of conducive atmosphere for his workers. He further stressed that he has no doubt that a conducive working environment is a prerequisite for attainment of its objective,” Garba said.
He also commended the Chairman of the Commission for the general vision and new lease of life he has brought into the commission, insisting that corruption is a canker worm that has prevented Nigeria from making the kind of progress that is expected of a country endowed with such resource.
Garba urged all individuals and institutions that knows what corruption has done to the nation to support the ICPC in actualising its mandate.