More quotes from a speech delivered by Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba at the seminar, entitled The role of the legislature in the fight against corruption in Nigeria, organised by the anti-corruption committees of the Senate and House of Representatives in Abuja,... Continue Reading →
Have you noticed that we celebrate paper qualifications above actual solutions? A person with a first class PHD is highly celebrated, but a person with a solution may not be recognized especially if he lacks high qualifications?
Now that our faith in our country – Nigeria – seems to be at its nadir, when it has become fashionable to hear some of us declare that they have given up on her, that they no longer....believe in her destiny, I think the reopening of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, offers us good reasons to re-examine such cynicism, and lessons worth considering about the potential for her renaissance.
Nigeria is battling with the fight against corruption and journeying towards a new nation building value system, however it will be noticed that the private sector has remained largely silent. Perhaps there have been pockets of voices here and there, but there is so far there is an evident lack of coordinated and strong voices from this sector.
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, said no amount of prayer and fast by Nigerians could move the nation forward without hard work.
Contrary to what some analysts have recently suggested, endemic corruption in Nigeria has no genetic foundation, but it is rather a manifestation of several “social norms” that make sharp practices an acceptable way of life.