Lagos - Mr Bayo Akinlade, a former
Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ikorodu, says eliminating corruption
in Nigeria should be of utmost concern in political circles ahead of the 2015
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Ikorodu on Wednesday, Akinlade said that corruption was a major factor
retarding the country’s progress.
"The corruption rate in the private and public space is
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"Nigerians should vote people that have plans and
strategies to tackle corruption and eradicate it from our social lives beyond
2015,'' he said.
The former NBA secretary said that before the 2015
elections, political aspirants must let the electorate know how they intend to
According to him, corruption is still pervasive in Nigeria
and the nation's poverty level is tied to her corruption rate.
Akinlade said that the underdevelopment of key sectors of
Nigeria's economy was because of corruption.
The former scribe said that priority should also be given to
agriculture to ensure food security.
''An hungry man will be more susceptible to take bribe or
bend the rules than one who is sure of the next meal without over-labouring
first,'' he said.