Abuja - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has decried
levels of corruption in the country, saying Nigerians encouraged graft through
their malpractices, a report said on Wednesday.
Speaking during the opening ceremony of the 54th annual
conference of the Nigerian Economic Society in Abuja, Jonathan said both
the public and private sectors were
involved in corruption, but added he would not give out any names in case he was "attacked", Punch reported.
Jonathan said he envisaged a society where all Nigerians,
and not only government, would fight for a graft-free nation, adding that until
Nigerians are able to do this, the country wouldn't get to where he wanted it
Nigeria has over the years put in place institutional
reforms aimed at fighting corrupt practices, but the country remains among the
most corrupt nations in the region.