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National Assembly pledges support for judiciary on discharge of its duties



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The National Assembly has pledged its support to the judiciary to enable it discharge its duties.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said this at a capacity building workshop for judges and justices.

Mr Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser to Lawan on Media and Publicity said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

The event was organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute.

“We are determined at the National Assembly, eventhough we have only one year to go, to give you any possible support to ensure that you have the wherewithal to discharge your mandate.

“We are determined as an assembly to work with the judicial arm of government just like we are working with the executive arm of government.

“What we need is a collaboration that will make the judicial arm of government to stand on its feet.

“The resources so far given to this arm of government cannot be said to be sufficient but I believe that we can do better,” he said.

He added:“I want a situation where in 2023, even before then, if the opportunity arises.

“That we make resources available to judicial arm of government especially those courts that need the kind of support for them to prosecute those offenders who have taken our money.”