Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tanbuwal on Tuesday restated the commitment of the House in the fight against corruption.
Tambuwal gave the assurance at the plenary session while reacting to the resignation of Rep. Herman Hembe (PDP-Benue) as chairman of the Committee on Capital Market and the constitution of an ad-hoc committee.
Ms Arunma Oteh , the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ), alleged at a public hearing on Thursday that the committee demanded N44 million from the commission.
`` Let me assure Nigerians once again that we are totally committed to the fight against corruption and shall deploy all energies at our disposal to fight this war.
``I wish to urge all Nigerians to continue to repose their confidence in the seventh Assembly as we are determined to ensure that your trust is not abused.
``The House of Representatives will continue to be a bulwark against injustice and vanguard for the promotion of good governance and the defence of the interest, yearnings and aspiration of Nigerians.
``The old saying that “when the going gets tough, the tough gets going” will continue to be our guide.
He said that in fighting corruption, the House must live above board and suspicion.
The speaker maintained that the ad hoc committee would continue with the public hearing.
``Pursuant to this resolve, the ad-hoc Committee just constituted will commence the investigative hearing based on the earlier resolution of the House de novo.'’ (NAN)