Group Tasks Nigerians To See Fight Against Corruption As Everyone Project

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A group, Say No Campaign Nigeria with support from MacArthur Foundation, has tasked Nigerians to see the anticorruption fight as a Nigerian project and not the President Muhammadu Buhari’s project.

The co-convener, Say No Campaign, Ezenwa Nwagwu made the call on a one day town hall meeting on “Community Approach To Combating Corruption in Nigeria held in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.

He said one of the problems militating the fight against corruption in the country is that Nigerians see the fight against corruption as President Muhammadu Buhari’s project therefore tend to show ‘I-don’t-care attitude towards it.’

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He said the president alone cannot tackle it rather everybody should do his or her part to nip corruption in the bud before it consume everybody.

Ezenwa, while addressing traditional rulers, said as opinion leaders in their various communities, they have the right to invite their representatives in the national and state assembly to a town hall meeting to give account of their stewardship.

He said there are various constituency projects abandoned in their various communities and that they need to invite their representatives from the national and state house of assembly to state why they are being abandoned.

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Speaking for the traditional ruler, Chief Ekpen Edigin, said one of the problems hindering the them from holding their political represantives accountable is that most of them are imposed on them and that they are only accountable to their political godfathers.

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