Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, has said the 8th session of the House of Representatives is committed to supporting President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption.
Dogara spoke when he delivered a speech as guest speaker at the fourth convocation ceremony of Achievers University, Owo, Ondo state at the weekend.
Speaking on the topic: “Legislative Oversight as a Critical Component of Good Governance”, Dogara, however, acknowledged that, “ the oversight activities of the legislature faces enormous challenges and setbacks that should be overcome, if it is to lead to good governance that we are all looking for.”
According to him,” the 8th House of Representatives committed itself to fighting corruption and abuse of office in its Legislative Agenda and is supporting the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, in its effort to eradicate corruption in Nigeria.”
The speaker who identified some of the challenges being faced by legislature in Nigeria to include; lack of cooperation by some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) in the executive branch; public and misconception on the mandate, also said inadequate funding of oversight activities such that in highly technical areas of oversight, there may not be enough resources to engage the kind of technical assistance required to conduct a proper oversight.
While saying however that, there may be a few bad eggs that may not live up to their oath of office and legislative duties, the speaker said, the leadership is dedicated to ensuring that any proven case of misdemeanour by any member is appropriately dealt with.
His words :”There is no doubt that good governance is essential for the achievement of social, political and economic progress in society. It is the means through which the State can effectively address the allocation and management of resources

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