Akpabio threatens to punish civil servants, MDAs not complying with Senate resolutions

Senate President Godswill Akpabio

Senate President Godswill Akpabio has issued a stern warning to ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) of government, cautioning them against non-compliance with Senate resolutions and laws.

During a National Workshop on Legislative Compliance in Abuja on Tuesday, Akpabio, represented by Deputy Senate President Barau Jibrin, emphasised the Senate’s commitment to upholding the rule of law.

He also emphasised the importance of MDAs adhering to Senate resolutions.

The workshop, organised in collaboration with Green Mount Consulting Ltd, discussed the imperatives of legislative compliance in deepening democracy and ensuring good governance.

Mr Akpabio stated that non-compliance with Senate resolutions is unacceptable, as it undermines the foundation of Nigeria’s democracy.

He urged MDAs to comply with Senate resolutions fully, emphasising the Senate’s dedication to fulfilling its mandate.

Opeyemi Bamidele, the Senate leader, echoed the significance of legislative compliance, highlighting its role in maintaining the rule of law within a democracy.

Mr Bamidele stressed the need for senators to adhere to their resolutions and the responsibility of the legislative compliance committee to ensure compliance.

Garba Maidoki, chairman of the Senate Committee on Legislative Compliance, reaffirmed the 10th Senate’s commitment to addressing compliance issues.

Mr Maidoki emphasised the importance of working with MDAs to improve the country’s compliance with laws and resolutions.

Ayogu Eze harped on the critical role of the compliance committee, urging its members to draw up an agenda to enhance the country’s compliance with laws.

He stressed that Nigeria could thrive if the right actions were taken.

He said the Senate’s warning to MDAs was a clear message that adherence to the rule of law was essential for the country’s progress.

The workshop is aimed at strengthening the relationship between the executive and legislative branches and improving compliance with laws and resolutions passed by the National Assembly.