The Nigerian lawmaker representing Borno south senatorial district, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, who also doubles as the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to sign an executive order on unexplained wealth so as to curb corruption in the country. ayokinesws.com reports
Ndume made this known on Saturday, while speaking as a guest lecturer at the 2021 Distinguished Leadership Lecture, organized by the University of Ibadan (UI).
Speaking on the topic titled, ‘Unexplained wealth and the fight against corruption in Nigeria’, Senator Ndume, noted that for the war against corruption in Nigeria to succeed, it must start from the politicians down to the civil servants.
Ndume, stressed that the anti-corruption fight must be a lifetime struggle and not a one-off fight.
“One should not be mistaken on how good it is to have riches, but toxic riches should be abhorred because it pollutes the society. It changes our good culture, it breeds injustice and impunity. Every citizen has a role to play.
“Our crusade against this monster should start from politicians, top public servants, civil servants down to the local government staff.
“For the perpetrators, it is not difficult to identify the tendencies exhibited by the officers, acquiring landed property in and outside the country, having fat bank deposits, buying expensive cars, or marrying so many wives.
“Our whistleblower policy which had stillbirth before it became law must be revisited. The motivation should not just be the reward, but patriotism,” Senator Ndume said.