Hon. Aminu Tambuwal
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has described Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAS) as riddled with corruption, stressing that the House has uncovered monumental corruption in some critical sectors of the economy.
Tambuwal, who disclosed this yesterday, in Kabba, the headquarters of kabba /Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, said: “Our role as legislature is to expose corruption in governance and I am sure so far we have been able to expose monumental corruption in critical sector of the economy and we shall continue to do so.”
The Speaker, who presided over the presentation of some items such as motorcycles, grinding machines, generators, sewing machines, freezers, dryers, clippers and the commissioning of skill acquisition and information centres as part of constituency projects in Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency by Hon. Yusuf Ayo Tajudeen, assured that efforts were being made to address the issue headlong.
“As parliament, we are fully committed to make laws that will improve the wellbeing of Nigerians, guaranty peaceful coexistence, equity, justice and fairness and ensure meaningful growth and development,” he said.
According to him, the youth empowerment is part of our legislative agenda by the present House of Representatives, which is anchored on good governance, improvement of the welfare of Nigerians and human capital development of the citizenry in all the federal constituencies.
He said since the inauguration of the current legislative session, the House had consistently become the market place for quality debates either at plenary or deliberation at various committee levels, stating that the House would continue to have focus to discuss issues affecting the wellbeing of Nigerians.
Tambuwal, who admitted that empowerment was not part of lawmakers’ responsibility, however, said: “We feel we should also extend hand of fellowship to the people because we are aware of peoples’ plights.”
Earlier, Yusuf had said the gesture was part of his commitment to touching the lives of the people of his constituency, assuring that more people would benefit in subsequent empowerment programmes.
He explained that the projects were his modest contribution to the ongoing programmes by the state government for youths, women and men.