Friday, 5 April 2013

Akunyili Calls For Better Better Renumeration For Security Agencies As A Means To Tackle Corruption In Nigeria

Prof Dora Akunyili

Former Director-General, NAFDAC and former Nigeria Minister of Information and Communications, Prof Dora Akunyili has called for better remuneration as well as proper training for security agencies with aim of assisting in fighting corruption in the country.

Akunyili who identified corruption, insecurity, poor leadership, among other vices as obstacles to transformation in the country.

Akunyili who spoke as guest speaker at the Bells University of Technology in Ota area of Ogun State during the College lecture Series VII with theme 'National Transformation: the Challenges of our Time' said "corruption is at the heart of our problems as a people and as a nation."

 Also said the worst of form of corruption was the one regarded to as looting and eating the hen with the eggs.  

 Akunyili called on the National Assembly to use the window of opportunity presented by the ongoing attempt to amend the Nigerian Constitution to remove the state of origin clause from the constitution, saying it has contributed towards destroying the spirit of oneness and patriotism among Nigerians.

She also charged National Assembly that there may need to insert harsher clauses to make corruption less attractive, noting "the truth is that if we do not punish corruption, then we are actually promoting it.

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