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Buhari writes Reps, seeks passage of whistleblower, 2 other bills

House of Reps
House of Reps

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to consider and pass the proceeds of crime bill; the whistleblower bill and the witness protection bill pending before the House.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, read the president’s letter on Wednesday at plenary.

He said the bills when passed would strengthen the country’s efforts in the fight against corruption.

The president informed the House that Nigeria participated in the conference of states parties to the United Nations Convention against corruption held from 13 to 17 December 2021 at the International Conference Centre in Egypt where the country was commended for its fight against corruption.

“At the session, the international community expressed appreciation for Nigeria’s efforts in the fight against corruption, reaffirming Nigeria’s rating as a leader in Africa in the area of developing the structure for the recovery and repatriation of proceeds of crime.

“In the light of this and the need to continue to strengthen our global profile, I hereby request that the National Assembly kindly consider and possibly pass a best possible version of the following bills (a) the proceeds of crime bill, (b) the whistleblower bill and (c) the witness protection bill”, the president said.

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