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Obasanjo Angry That Nigeria Hasn't Prosecuted High-Profile Looters Successfully

President Olusegun Obasanjo said a major challenge with the anti-corruption drive of the Federal Government is the lack of successful prosecution of high-profile corruption cases involving ‘Politically-Exposed Persons’.

Obasanjo added that despite the efforts of government, corruption still posed a challenge to the progress and development of Nigeria.

The former President said this while delivering an inaugural lecture organised by the National Open University of Nigeria, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

The lecture was titled, “Leadership, Governance, and the Challenges of Development in Nigeria: The Way forward.”

Obasanjo, who admitted that Nigeria’s poverty and seeming lack of direction was caused by leadership, said the institutions in the country needed to be strengthened to ensure transparency and accountability.

He said, “Nigeria’s poverty, insecurity, lack of unity and cohesion, youth restiveness and seeming directionless are conscious and unconscious choices made by Nigerian leaders. The impact of corruption on the Nigerian society and economy has been devastating. It continues to affect the government’s ability to provide basic services and has negatively impacted on the wellbeing of the population.

“The lack of successful prosecution of high-profile corruption cases involving some Politically-Exposed Persons is giving a serious cause for concern both for Nigerians and the international community. We must take away the proceeds of illicit enrichment and remove negative role models in our society.”

14 comments:

  1. Hmmmmmm I like this part that says "We must take away the proceeds of illicit enrichment and remove negative role models in our society"
    #Believe

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  2. See pot calling kettle black.

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  3. He is right I chose to take the massage and leave the messenger

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  4. True talk. The judiciary is d problem of this country.

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  5. well said my surest baba..person no dey good finish,you had some corruption issues but you have spokemn some damn good truth

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  6. Was he not the initiator of corruption?

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  7. He shld help also in prosecuting them

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  8. Plane truth I'm seriously worried about the issue

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  9. He is part of the problem jor

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  10. Ok nah....

    Sounding as if he is clean...

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  11. Ah,is the speaker free from his topic of discussion.

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