Ambode wants stringent sanction against corruption cases in Nigeria

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has called for stringent punishment for corruption cases as ways to eliminating the monster from the country.

Ambode who was represented by the Commissioner of Home Affairs, Dr. Abdul-Hakeem Mobolaji Abdul-Lateef said this during the launching of “Effects of Corruption On The Nigerian Society” compiled and edited by Morufu Adeshina Bello held yesterday in Lagos.

He, however, said social and economic factors generate corruption. “We have good people in Nigeria and the good people out pass the bad, even the so called bad people are not naturally bad but some condition put them there,” he said.

While stressing on the impact of corruption, Abdul-Lateef said corruption is very broad because while a person is accused of money embezzlement, most people depend on this person not minding if his salary is enough to carter for their needs.

In a similar context, the chairman of the event, Prof. Imran Oluwole Smith (SAN), stressed that corruption is not in the culture of Africa, adding that corruption started in the western world and was imported to Africa.

Smith said the book is unique in its multi-disciplinary approach to the subject and dispassionate engagement with many critical developmental issues of national and global import, adding that it periscopes the multi-faceted effects of corruption as impediments to national and human economic structure, the imbalances in the political system and the inefficiencies in government, consequently retrogressing development.

He added that with the threat posed by corruption to the country’s existence as Nigerians and to the very essence of her nationhood, the efforts made by intellectuals and professionals in diagnosing the causes and analyzing the effect of corruption as in the book are not only commendable, but deserving of national recognition.



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