21 June 2012

Nigeria: Mark Warns Committees Against Corruption

Senate President David Mark has cautioned members of standing committees of the Senate against unethical conducts capable of compromising integrity during oversight functions.

Speaking yesterday at the resumption of the second session of the seventh Senate, Mark assured that the Senate would expose corruption and poor administration in all sectors.

"We must not allow ourselves to be cajoled into slumber or succumb to blackmail in the discharge of our duties. We will do all we can to uphold transparency and integrity in governance. In this regard, all pending investigations should be speedily concluded without compromising thoroughness and detail.

"We must continue to apply the same energy exerted in passing budgets to our oversight functions," he said.

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