The Senate President Ahmed Lawan who was paid a visit at his office in Abuja by the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Prof Itse Sagay, stated that any request from President Buhari will make Nigeria a better place.
Speaking after Sagay appealed for the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the senate President stated that there is no pending request from President Buhari.
“The confirmation of Acting chairman of EFCC – there is no request before this senate for the confirmation of the acting chairman of EFCC,” he said.
“This is a new senate and therefore, until there is a request to his senate, there is nothing the senate can do.
“I want to assure you that any request that comes from Mr President is a request that will make Nigeria a better place in terms of appointments or legislation and the senate will act expeditiously to ensure that we play our part in the confirmation or passing of legislation appropriately.”
Lawan added that lawmakers are all ready and in a haste to pass all anti-corruption bills.
“As far as we are concerned, those bills will have to come again and start to go through the process from the very beginning,” he said.
“We are ready, in fact, we are in a haste if those bills are ready for us to start working on them.”