Right from the time Nigeria got her Independence we’ve had so many leaders who has looted government funds and has enrich theirselves illegally, among the corrupted ones are:Oluesgun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, Abdulsalam Abubakar, Sani Abacha, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, Muhammadu Buhari, TY Danjuma, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Bukola Saraki, Nasir El Rufai, Tunde Fashola, Chubike Rotimi Amaechi, Atiku Abubakar, James Ibori, Amina Mohammed, DSP Alamieyeseigha, Sule Lamido, Rabui Kwankwaso, Kashium Shettima, Rauf Aregbesola, Kayode Fayemi, Alao Akala, Demeji Bankole e.t.c.
The list continues in that manner but what am surprised of is that instead for these offenders to be punished which should serve as deterrent to others on the contrary they are being praised, celebrated and immortalised like they really contributed positively to the development of Nigeria. All they ever care for is their own personal interest which is solely based on how to enrich their self illegally not caring if the citizens are suffering or starving.
The judicial system in the country too has been at their worst right from the time we gained independence, right from the inception of ICPC, EFCC and the likes no politician, i repeat no single politician has been seriously punished for embezzling government funds, instead of using them as scape goats so others would learn they implemented plea bargaining into the constitution so a politician who embezzled money would return some out of the stolen money and would be freed from detention and declared not guilty.
OUR PROBLEM AAS A COUNTRY IS NOT CORRUPTION, IT IS THE FAILURE OF THE SOCIETY TO PUNISH THE CORRUPT ONES.
The likes of Obasanjo, Jonathan should serve nothing less tha 15 years in jail but here they are being showered with praises like they’ve done something great to help Nigeria, Jonathan used 6 years in the Aso Rock as Nigeria president and he achieved nothing, he failed to conquer boko haram, he looted money and got his wife (mama english chai….Dame Patience) an office in the Aso Rock to help him with the looted funds.
Nigeria can be corruption free if offenders are severely punished , capital punishment shouldn’t be less tha 15 years for embezzlement of any amount greater than 1 million but less than 10 million, embezzlement of any amount greater than 10 million naira should attract death penalty, within 3 years of this practise the political party in Nigeria will drastically decrease in number, only serious-minded, vision oriented people will contest, funds will be handled with great care cause it could lead to loss of life and Nigeria will be the best and finest country in Africa.
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