President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja urged the National Assembly to fast-track the passage of the Special Crimes Court Bill.
He made the call while speaking at the National summit on ‘‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service’’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The President also called on the judiciary to embrace and support the creation of Special Crimes Court.
Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, said “The fight against corruption is of course not only for government and anti-corruption agencies alone. All arms and tiers of government must develop and implement the anti-corruption measures.
‘‘I invite the legislative and judicial arms of government to embrace and support the creation of Special Crimes Court that Nigerians have been agitating for to handle corruption cases.’’
President Buhari noted that the passage of the Bill was a ‘‘specific priority’’ of this administration’s Economic Recovery & Growth Plan 2017-2020.
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