Senate yesterday said that the National Assemblyis poised to pass the Federal Audit Services Bill to aid the fight against corruption. Senate President, Bukola Sarako made the remarks at plenary after the adoption of the conference report on the Bill by the Senate. He said that the law would ensure the independence of the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation and grant it unfettered access to the books of agencies and parastatals.
Saraki in his remarks, said: “Today is a landmark achievement in the fight against corruption. This law will bring accountability and probity in the finances of the government and the fight against corruption. “I must commend all the members of the National Assembly, both the Senate and the House of Representatives. This will go a long way in ensuring the independence of the Office of the Auditor-General and will ensure that the Auditor-General has access to different parastatals and agencies.