Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representative, says many Nigerians have not bowed to the “god of corruption”.
He said this at the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday.
Dogara described the occasion as a fulfillment of a long desire.
He said visiting the former head office of the EFCC for the first time would make people feel the fight against corruption was a joke.
”As a representative of history, a prophet cried to God that there was no pure prophet any more, that they had all bent their knees to baal,” he said.
“God replied this prophet that He had reserved in that city thousands who had not bent their knees to baal. There are millions of Nigerians who have not bent their knees to the god of corruption, that fact I must emphasize.”
He revealed that it was through the support of the national assembly that funds were put together to complete the institution.
He admonished the officials of EFCC to be steadfast in their fight against corruption.
”We expect that the officers of the EFCC should be angels, that is not a misplaced expectation, except for the reminder that angel live in heaven, they don’t live in hell,” he said.
”We have the active responsibility, and should take measures to insulate men and the staff of this agency from temptations, that is by ensuring a practical means of engagement and service for them.”