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We need to consult oracle on how to fight corruption in Nigeria – Reps member

Yunusa Ahmad Yunusa Ahmad

Following the amount of corruption facing the country, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yunusa Ahmad has said that that there is a need to consult the oracle to find a lasting solution to the problem.

He made this known during an interview with the press on Thursday, August 18, in Abuja at the African conference on Debt and Development (AfCoDD II 2022) organised by Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ).

According to the lawmaker, although laws are in place to tackle corruption, the act of stealing on the other hand, needs to be dealt with.

Ahmad said: "We played our roles. First, we assumed there were allegations of corruption. First, we check, is it the law that did not plug the loopholes? We look at the law, study them and then evolve laws that will be in tandem with the reality or modernity."

He added: "In over-sighting too, we try to ascertain to what extent are the laws being obeyed. We discovered everything is there. In Nigeria, when you are trying to find fault through the papers, you will never get anything because the papers are neat.

"But when it comes to practical issues, that is why mystique is there. Last week, you heard when termites ate billions, sometimes we had snake swallow some money in JAMB. So, we really need to consult the oracle. The issue here is that the National Assembly is doing its job."


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