The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has assured the judiciary that the National Assembly is determined to provide any possible support to enable it discharge it’s mandate.
“We are determined in the National Assembly, even though we have only one year to go, to give you any possible support to ensure that you have the wherewithal to discharge your mandate,” Lawan told a gathering of judges and justices in Abuja on Monday.
He spoke at a capacity building workshop for Judges and Justices which was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute.
The Senate President told the judicial officers with emphasis that “we are determined as an Assembly to work with the Judicial arm of government just like we are working with the executive arm of government.
“What we need is a collaboration that will make the Judicial arm of government to stand on it’s feet. The resources so far given to this arm of government cannot be said to be sufficient but I believe that we can do better.
“I want a situation where in 2023, even before then, if the opportunity arises, that we make resources available to judicial arm of government especially those courts that need the kind of support for them to prosecute those offenders who have taking our money.”
Lawan said the National Assembly, had been at the forefront in the fight against corruption in the country.
“This is because the laws have to be made before they are implemented or actualised by our anti-corruption agencies.
“So we are fully and completely involved in the fight against corruption in our country.
“And the ninth National Assembly particularly distinguishes itself by being anti-corruption. Recently, we passed two very important bills and I’m happy that Mr President signed them into law – The Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Act and the Proceeds of Crimes, Prevention and Prohibition Act.