Corruption is worse than terrorism
A comparison of the corruption devastating Nigeria with the effects of terrorism on America will show that the impact of corruption on Nigeria is more catastrophic and cataclysmic, across the land, whereas, terror attacks physical damage on America is localized and limited to three cities; vide New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC.
The impact of pervasive corruption in
Corruption hinders national and international trade, as when Customs official corruptly hinders the transportation of goods. Customs officers become impediments and obstacles impeding free flow of goods and services. Saw dust, sand and radioactive chemical waste have been imported into
Corruption is why regulatory authorities may look the other way, as some unscrupulous persons or company, imports contaminated foods and or fake drugs, as have happened in the past in Nigeria, before the Professor Dora Akunyili era at NAFDAC
Corruption is most devastating! It has devastated all of us and it continues to ravage our economy, our development. It is alarming, that our rule law inventor Mr. Andoakaa takes the view that he should keep issuing get-out-of-jail cards to Kalu, Ibori, Dariye and others as some Nigerians continue to announce and inform us, that this is how the law is intended to, and supposed to work!
I take the view that corruption worse than terrorism. Corruption could actually make fighting any crime including terrorism difficult, or even impossible.
Mr. Andoakaa’s cavalier attitude towards the war on corruption is outlandish and astounding! Could any Nigerian imagine a situation where any lawyer in the United States Department of Justice, including the US attorney general, writing letters to defense lawyers of a terrorist being detained in England, Germany or Australia…. a letter which in it practical tenor and effect … exonerates an Al Queida operative, an active terrorist?
Such outrage could never occur in
But we are compelled to ask, at this point, whether AG Mr. Andoakaa really work for President YarAdua and further, whether AG Mr. Andoakaa works for Nigeria and serves Nigeria‘s best national interests? Thus far, AG Mr. Andoakaa have acted as if a friend of corrupt officials or at best, a lawyer in private practice, representing corrupt officials and against
Some of us are beginning to wonder, whether Nigerians invented the rule of law and democracy, and so, Nigerians are in effect, more apprised of these concepts, more than the Americans? Is it the case that Nigerians know more legal concepts and understand the ideals of democracy more than any American alive or dead? Or why is it, that the Americans are singularly focused and resolved, to tackle their national enemy, terrorism, however defined and yet, AG Mr. Andoakaa seem incapable of such resolve, in dealing with Nigeria’s national plague and international embarrassment-shame!
At the onset of
Nigerians should expect no less from AG Mr. Andoakaa and every Nigerian, especially, a so-called chief law officer of our federation! Every government official, every Nigerian and in particular, those in the justice ministry ought to take more than a passing interest in curbing corruption. In the past few months, Nigerians instead have witnessed a phenomenal unwillingness and unmitigated foot-dragging on the part of AG Mr. Andoakaa
There are now, indisputable evidences that AG Mr. Andoakaa rushed to judgment in writing a letter an exonerating to Mr. Ibori’s lawyers, the letter which was relied upon by a court in England last week, to defreeze the assets of Mr. Ibori and his cohorts.
A competent attorney general should conduct inter-departmental and inter-agency communications! It has become clear that there are chasm and schism in the President YarAdua administration. Chasms, schisms and intrigues that are getting in the way of efficient and effective government functioning. Good governance is being obstructed
It is a fact, that both the AG Mr. Andoakaa and Mr. Nuhu Ribadu of the EFCC work for
A competent AG would have sought adequate time from the British courts and other British agencies, to enable the AG garner sufficient information from the Nigeria Police, the ICPC, SSS, Nigeria Customs Service and NDLEA and of course, the EFCC
Why was AG Mr. Andoakaa in a hurry to exonerate Mr. Ibori as the AG did in Kalu’s case? the AG continues to thwart and subvert
Some of us take the view that the war on corruption is a national emergency in
Corruption is responsible for the failure of the power failure in
Corruption is the reason Lagos-Benin road is impassable, despite public resources that have been wasted on it repeatedly. Corruption is the reason why the road from
And yes, corruption is the reason why, Nigerian hospitals lack necessary medical equipment and medicines, despite budgets and earmarks for these purposes. Corruption is the reason why, Nigerian educational institutions no longer get respect, which was formerly accorded them in time past. As our institutions now lack money and equipment for research.
Corruption has led to extreme decadence in physical structures and our society’s moral fibers.
Indeed, for any challenge that
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