"Corruption is a crime
against humanity and a poisonous cankerworm that drains the profitable ocean of
prosperity and wealth of a succeeding nation". There are innumerable
economic gains that can accrue from president Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR's, anti-
corruption battle which has wrecked havoc on the nation's development and
The way man visualize and understand a problem determines how best he
get appropriate solution to the problem. Mr president's inspired motive and
procedures towards the drastic eradication of corruption in Nigeria is
commendable but if he saddles too much on the same platform "fighting
against corruption", he may only be known as a corruption fighter but not
as a corruption conqueror. He should also focus on other economic problems that
affects Nigeria's economic growth.
Basically, the act of arresting and jailing every political and
non-political elite that derives joy in looting and embezzling the national
cake is a very impressive step but Nigeria's masses especially the
ambassadors of poverty who jeopardized and embezzled the nation's wealth due to
their self- centered and lackadaisical actions needs to be effectively
re-motivated. The strong negative belief of selfishness, greediness and looting
needs to be positively changed. Corruption can't be easily conquered
through fighting or arresting looters alone. It will only consume time,energy
and other valuable human resources that needed to be utilized for the
betterment of the nation.
This is the high time that Nigeria's religious and political
leaders must focus more on the causes and ways of curbing corruption within the
country not to only chase the people who dine and wine with corruption
ignorantly. A nation that is a free egalitarian society filled with a well God
fearing and tolerable masses, blessed with distinctive economic stability,
outstanding profitable jobs for the masses, adequate security of life and
properties, adorable provision of sound education for every Nigerian child and
political leaders that has listening ears towards the needs of the masses will
never be deteriorated by corruption.
Sincerely speaking, Nigeria does not really have all the
qualitative attributes that makes corruption flee from a society. Therefore,
justifiable and progressive procedures that can neutralize the high level of
corruption within the country are judiciously illustrated below:
Firstly, the genesis of corruption and other unlawful
acts does not begin in the political sector. Corruption begin within the
family in a home where children are not honest to their siblings and parents,
then escalates in schools. Sometimes,the way and environment where
a child is born, moral training a child undergoes and religious belief that a
child imbibe determines how corrupt or morally oriented that child becomes
in the nearest future. One of the emphatic message here is, both religious and
political leaders including teachers in schools must re-build the mindset of
children and fellow citizens that doesn't believe in decency, perseverance,
holiness, hardworking, contentment, honesty and team spirit. Therefore,
adequate expression of love, tolerance and respect for each other need to be
effectively developed. A nation that lacks qualitative moral conduct will
always be disturbed by numerous social vices. Significantly, All Nigeria's
masses needs to respect and emulate distinctive morals and factors of integrity
from our past heroes that founded the country.
Secondly, Nigeria must be an egalitarian society
that truly abide by the constitution of the country. All the masses and
political leaders must share equal fundamental rights and obligations. All
national cakes and public funds must not be injudiciously utilized by political
leaders. Any political leader who imprudently sabotage, jeopardizes or legally
found guilty of embezzling the public funds should face appropriate justice. Mr
Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, the acting chairman of Economic And Financial Crimes
Commission ( EFCC) must explore multilateral technical co- operation on
corruption to develop mechanism that will help Nigeria to have a system that
discourages outright stealing of public funds. The law enforcement
agency must also rebuild the strategies for persecuting accused person.
They should gather enough solid facts and figures before charging accused
person to court.
Thirdly, another way to reduce corruption and other social vices
within the country is the implementation and enforcement of justifiable rules
and regulations that will effectively curb the acts of corruption. The
legislative and judiciary arms of government must constitute a law that will
extricate the elected political leaders from embezzling public
funds.Therefore government and public sectors needs to join their distinctive
efforts in making adequate provision of profitable jobs for the
masses.pensioners payment should also be active for all retired workers because
if the workers believe that after their long-term service they will truly
receive their pensions, they will not have the zeal to steal from public funds
while in service.
Conclusively, the president of the federal republic of
Nigeria, president Muhammadu Buhari and his fellow masses should
consciously and judiciously put the amiable and progressive procedures into
effective consideration. Corruption can't be easily conquered without solving
the causes of corruption from the grass root. I humbly implore all Nigerians to
collide their distinctive efforts to make Nigeria free from corruption.
God bless Nigeria.
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