- Honourable Yakubu Dogara said corruption in Nigeria cannot be totally eliminated
- Dogara said corruption can be reduced but to attempt to eliminate corruption is to attempt to eliminate humanity
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said the fight to totally eliminate corruption will be a futile effort as it cannot be totally eliminated.
NAIJ.com has gathered that the honourable said corruption exist even in advanced country and the only thing that can be done is to reduced it to the bearest minimum instead of trying to end it totally.
Dogara, who made this statement during an interview with Daily Trust, said an attempt to totally eliminate corruption will be the same as an attempt to end humanity.
Dogara said: “And the issue of corruption itself is not something that can be eliminated completely. What you can do is to reduce it to the barest minimum, to a level that is almost seen as non-existent.
“It’s not that corruption has been eliminated in the advanced countries we try so much to copy or speak glowingly of what they have been able to achieve.
“We have seen this hydra-headed monster called corruption rearing its head even in elections of certain jurisdictions. Clearly, the signs are there, but our collective effort is that we reduce it to the barest minimum.
“I lack the English word to describe anyone who thinks he would eliminate corruption. To eliminate it will amount to eliminating the totality of the human race. This is because no human being is clothed in perfection. All we can do is to reduce it to the barest minimum."
Meanwhile, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) says there is an absence of focused leadership at the National Assembly and the executive.
The group alleges that the Buhari administration houses both elected and appointed public officials that have corruption allegations against them.
They also described the secretary to general of the federation, (SGF) Babachir Lawal, as an example of a official who has charges of corruption to answer.
In the video below, a Nigerian boy laments corruption in Nigeria and how he thinks the country can move forward.