President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said that corruption is something that must be fought and that there is no way a society can be built without fighting corruption.
Saraki made who made this statement while inspecting the new headquarters building of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), also said he will continue to support efforts to build and strengthen the nation’s institutions irrespective of any differences.
Saraki said that the fight against corruption must continue in order to bequeath a better future to both present and up coming generations.
He said, “I think we have all said it. Corruption is something we must fight,”
“There is no way you can build a society without fighting corruption.”
“I have always said that my own strong will is that as we fight it, we must fight it in ensuring that we strengthen the institutions and what you see here is part of the process of strengthening that institutions so that whoever comes here will know that this is what we must fight if we want to build institutions.”
He described the building as impressive and commendable especially the fact that it was designed by an indigenous architect.
He stated, “In many years to come, I hope that we don’t have corruption in an environment like this but for now, I think there are many good aspects of this.
“Having a Nigerian that designed this, the details are very impressive – the clinic and all the facilities – and the fact that it has gone through three different administrations; and the fact that the National Assembly has played its role and brought it to completion, I think that it is a lot of plus,”.