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Systematic procedures to curb corruption in Nigeria

23 March 2016, 14:28

"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 international image.

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.

- MyNews24

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