War Against Corruption: Buhari should do more to recover looted funds — Anti-graft group
Posted by News Express | 9 December 2016 | 1,546 times
An anti-graft group, the Citizen Anti Corruption Volunteers Corps (CACVC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to put in more efforts in the push to recover looted funds.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Friday, Chairman of the group, Comrade Eze Harris Chuma, expressed concern that in Nigeria, corruption has become a cancer that requires urgent remedy.
Chuma recalled: “Friday, 9 December marks International Anti-Corruption Day. This was established after the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption in October 2003 and came into being because of the UN's concerns over the huge dangers corruption poses to societies in all countries.
“It is no longer news that the democratic system of governance as being practiced here is bedevilled by corruption, and stalks as a veritable ladder to quasilinear process of defrauding the masses. To become really wealthy, one does not need to dart his eyes in uncertainty, simply frolick with powers that be, and you are on your way to riches. It is just that bad, so unfortunate, that corrupt political office holders see their position as a means of amassing illicit wealth at the grave detriment of the people.
“I firmly advise that new and old crop of politicians who have milked this country dry should be urgently identified and made to return their loot. The President Buhari led federal government need to do more in the quest to free Nigeria from the ugly effects of corruption. Indeed, relevant agencies charged with the responsibility of fighting corruption should be empowered both intellectually and materially,” he said.
He also called on the Federal Government not to underestimate the potency of citizens’ participation in the on-going war against graft.
“As the world mark anti corruption day, we as a people should advance the cause, sensitise and create awareness until it becomes old fashion to steal from the public treasury,” he emphasised.