Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday visited the new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). During the visit, he said he will continue to support efforts to build and strengthen the nation’s institutions.
He also reiterated his support for the fight against corruption.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, Mr Saraki said he was particularly impressed by the quality of work done and the fact the the building was designed by a Nigerian architect.
He said he is duty bound to visit the completed project as part of his oversight functions in view of the contributions of the National Assembly to its realisation.
Speaking with journalists after a tour of the edifice, he stressed that strengthening such institutions will help the nation tackle corruption.
The lawmaker said that the fight against corruption must continue in order to bequeath a better future to both present and up coming generations.
“I think we have all said it. Corruption is something we must fight,” he said. “There is no way you can build a society without fighting corruption.
“I have always said that my own strong will is that as we fight it, we must fight it in ensuring that we strengthen the institutions and what you see here is part of the process of strengthening that institutions so that whoever comes here will know that this is what we must fight if we want to build institutions.”
Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, while appreciating Saraki and his entourage, said the project wouldn’t have been a reality without the support of the legislators, according to a statement by the commission.