By Austin Erameh
The Chairman House Committee of Financial Crimes, Hon. Kayode Oladele has said sustained legislative advocacy by Civil Society groups remained paramount to successfully combat endemic corruption in Nigeria.
Oladele made this known while giving an opening remark at a Legislative Workshop on ‘Oversight, Ethic and Accountability’ organised by Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) under the aegis of a project entitled “Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Anti-Corruption Mechanisms (SLAAM)” in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River state.
Acknowledging the efforts hitherto that brought to the limelight some enabling policy and legislative frameworks to address the issues of corruption in the country, the legislator stressed the need for persistent legislative advocacy to sustain the fight against corruption, especially in the face of high rate of legislative turnover that threatens institutional building in every legislative life-cycle.
He identified the peculiar nature of the legislative arm in comparison to other Arms of Government […]