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From Jonas Ike, Abuja
Civil Society Organisations CSOs on Wednesday called on the Senate President Sen.Dr. Ahmad Lawan and the Speaker, House of Representatives Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to ensure that the 9th National Assembly under their leadership give fight against corruption all the necessary legal backing to succeed.
Executive Director Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre CISLAC, Mr Auwal Ibrahim Musa,the MC Arthur Foundation and other CSOs made the appeal at a one day workshop organised by journalists with the theme: Fight Against Corruption: Setting Agenda for the 9th House.
The CISLAC boss called on the National Assembly leaders to effectively carry out oversight duties on the Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs of government so that they can gain the confidence of Nigerians and change the negative public perception of the legislature.
He called on the legislature to complement the Executive and Judicial arms of government in fighting corruption adding that it would help in extrication of Nigeria from the corruption it is currently enmeshed in.