Reps: Code of Conduct To Be Enforced To Checkmate Members
The House of Representatives committee on Ethics and Privileges is set to enforce the House code of conduct to ensure strict adherence of its standing rules, conducts and ethics by its members.
Chairman of the committee Rep. Kolawale Lawal (APC, Ogun) stated this on Friday while speaking at a workshop organised by the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in conjunction with MacArthur Foundation, with the theme ‘Strengthening Legislative Accountability and Anti-corruption Mechanisms in Nigeria’.
He said the training will enable members of the House of Representatives to internalise the global best practices on code of ethics in public service.
“It will strengthen the capability of the members of the committee to enforce the committee’s jurisdictional poners as stipulated in section-Vlll (a) of the Standing Orders of the House of Representatives he said.
“It would reinforce legislative accountability mechanisms, more so, equip us to be advocates and vanguards of the fight against corruption in our legislative functions as well as in the entire public life of the citizens of our country, Nigeria,” he added.
He further stated that, adhering to the core values in the Code of Ethics will help put Nigeria’s public image in a positive light in the international community as well as accelerate development.
Speaking earlier, the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani said CISLAC is ready to collaborate with members of the committee on ethics and privileges in the house to close up every gap and ensure strict implementation of the code of conduct.