The newly confirmed Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has urged the legislature to use its powers to sanitise the society and make it free of corruption by amending necessary laws.
Justice Muhammad also canvassed for stiffer penalties for corrupt people, saying laws were not adequate.
Muhammad, who made the comments while answering questions from Senators before he was confirmed as CJN by the lawmakers, said things were better for Nigeria in terms of low level of corruption when the colonial masters were in charge of the country.
The CJN said corrupt people must be rendered helpless in their efforts to be involved in graft.
Justice Muhammad also stressed the need to facilitate the smooth operations of the judiciary by the executive arm of government by providing necessary facilities and structures.