Nigerians usually are not but bored with corruption, which is why it’s nonetheless being tolerated, former Director of the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Agency, Prof Patrick Lumumba has declared.
Speaking on the 49th annual convention of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, Lumumba stated: “the day Nigerians become tired of corrupt practices, the actions that would follow would put an end to graft.”
He lamented that in a society the place individuals have a good time those who fraudulently enrich themselves, corruption will proceed to thrive.
Prof Lumumba maintained that “corruption is a criminal offense in opposition to humanity. Experiences have demonstrated that if a individuals in a rustic are sufficiently fed up they are going to stand up.
“If we predict that the worldwide group will remedy our issues, then we now have proven that we’re incapable of fixing them.
“Sometimes, I feel Nigerians and plenty of Africans usually are not fed up. Because the day we’re fed up, issues will start to alter.
“But as long as we celebrate thieves, as long as we celebrate money no matter how they are got, everybody will want to have the money and they don’t care about how it is got. The day we begin to get angry, the country will change in one month.”
President Muhammadu Buhari, whereas declaring the convention open, stated that authorities has recognised the damaging impact of corruption on the economic system and is doing all the pieces to deal with the problem.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Buhari famous that corruption and impunity develop when accountability is disregarded and folks get away with all method of questionable issues and accountants are unable to test them.
He stated his administration’s struggle in opposition to corruption “is a struggle for nation building and the future generation.”
According to the President: “If we don’t slay corruption with the eagerness it deserves, we won’t get the end result that we want.
“On our half, we are going to proceed to offer the specified management and I’m sure and optimistic that the wonderful day all of us lengthy for won’t be lengthy in coming.
“Corruption, our greatest enemy will certainly fight back, but we must continue to fight to effect a change to our value system.”