A former Kaduna Governor, Balarabe Musa, says the Bill before the House of Representatives seeking amnesty for treasury looters would only legitimise corruption.
Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) that he was disappointed with the lawmakers for even discussing the bill.
“Honestly, i am terribly disappointed that a Bill like that is being discussed at the National Assembly.
“The Bill is immoral and it shows the level of moral degeneration the country has attained especially at the leadership level.
“The proposal to me, is a way of legitimising corruption, because you are telling people to loot and declare may be part of the loot, then you are set free.
“This is not good for Nigeria, for development and for the fight against corruption,” he said.
The Bill, sponsored by Linus Okorie (PDP Ebonyi) was read for the first time on the floor of the House on June 14.
It seeks to allow those who looted public treasury to return certain percentage of the money in exchange for total amnesty from prosecution.
Musa who questioned the morality of the lawmakers for even discussing the bill, urged them to drop it, saying it hurt the collective interest Nigerians.