Buhari urges Reps to pass Whistle-Blower, other Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the House of Representatives to evaluate and pass the Proceeds of Crime Bill, the Whistle-Blower Bill, and the Witness Protection Bill.

The Bills are pending before the House.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila read the President’s letter which informed the House that Nigeria participated in the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption which was held from December 13 to 17, 2021, at the International Conference Centre in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

He said the international community expressed appreciation for Nigeria’s efforts in the fight against corruption.

The letter reads: “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 a 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 Whistle-Blower Bill and (c) the Witness Protection Bill.”

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