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Saraki warns Senators on oversight functions

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on
Monday asked Senators to ensure the highest
ethical standards in the discharge of their oversight

Saraki warned that any Senator found engaging in
unethical behaviour would not be spared by the

He also cautioned Senators to avoid anything that
would bring ethical question to the hallowed

The Senate President spoke during the
inauguration 11 standing committees of the upper
chamber in Abuja.

He said,”This 8th Senate takes ethics very seriously.

It is my expectation that in your dealings with
government agencies, you will observe highest
ethical standards in discharging your duties.

“You must realize that you are a mirror that citizens
will continuously cast their gaze upon. Your
behaviour will determine to a large extent how the
larger society will perceive every one of us.

“You must take care that you do not bring ethical
questions upon this hallowed chamber. You must
bear that in mind as you make your ethical choices
while carrying out your duties. Any committee
member found in an ethically doubtful behaviour
will be sanctioned by this Senate.

“I have also enjoined management and clerks to
observe high standards of ethical behaviour in all
their engagement with and for the committees
especially on all oversight functions.”

Saraki, who assured that the Senate leadership is
willing and ready to support the committees with
all that is needed to carry out their assignments,
added that the committees are expected to be
innovative and broadminded, learn and bring on
board any relevant ingredient from outside
jurisdictions that will enrich the quality and content
of law-making.

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