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Why anti-corruption fight will not be won in Nigeria – Ribadu


A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has explained why anti-corruption fight is difficult in the country.He said there are over 3,800 ongoing corruption cases in various courts in Nigeria, adding that they represent the highest in the history of corruption globally.He disclosed this yesterday at a Town Hall meeting organised by MacArthur Foundation in Abuja.

Ribadu also argued, we talk so much about sharp practices in every forum, yet it has become the biggest problem, robbing us of trillions of naira and stagnating development.According to him, Nigeria does not fare well in the war against corruption, even though it is the only country that has made recovery from stolen money stacked abroad.He cited leadership, institutions and individuals as the key factors in anti-corruption drive in any nation.He said: “If things are not done in a right way, cutting corners will continue in the system.”

Ribadu urged the Independent Corrupt Pracatices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to do more on the issues of corruption.He implored Nigerians to be honest, as the EFCC is going through ‘hell’ to file court cases.


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