PASS THE WHISTLE BLOWING BILL: STATE SPEAKERS TELL THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the whistle blowing bill. The conference made the call Saturday in a communiqué signed by the Chairman, Mr. Abdumumin Kamba in Uyo.
The communiqué commended the Federal Government for the feat so far achieved in the fight against corruption but urged agencies charged with responsibility of fighting the menace to do it within the ambit of the law, just as it called for strong synergy among security agencies in the performance of the task.
While commending the professionalism of the security agencies in the fight against insurgency in the country the Speakers called for equal measure of force to combat the rampaging cases of kidnapping, killing by herdsmen, cattle rustling and other criminal activities in the country. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Conference urged State Governments to ensure democratically elected structure at Local Government level.
The conference advised the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to extend the continuous voters’ registration to all voting centres and units to accommodate eligible persons in the rural areas. The Speakers called on government at all levels to redouble their efforts at curbing the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, which prevalent in some northern part of the country.