4 May 2012

Nigeria: Report Must Be Implemented, Says Tambuwal

Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal said yesterday that the House would follow up on the recommendations of the ad hoc committee on the probe of fuel subsidy.

Tambuwal made the promise when the organised labour paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja, saying that the House would continue to make laws for the good of the country.

"The House will continue to do things that meet the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians, we will remain focused.

"The National Assembly will not make any attempt to take away the freedom of Nigerians but rather, will make laws to strengthen our democracy."

Tambuwal maintained that the House would continue to partner with civil society organisations (CSOs) as they were critical to the legislature.

He cautioned religious leaders over comments on the activities of the Boko Haram group which, he said, was not religious.

Earlier, President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Abduwaheed Omar said that organised labour was in support of the House in the fuel subsidy probe.

"We want to assure you that the organised labour will be behind you. We want the report to be taken to its logical conclusion; all those culprits must be brought to book. Omar said.

Mr Peter Esele, the President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), urged the National Assembly to ensure that Nigerians were not denied their freedom in the name of anti-people law.

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