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Corrupt Leaders Have No Tribe But United By Common Greed – EFCC Boss


Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukayode, has said that corrupt political leaders have no tribe, religion but are bound together by their common greed.
Speaking at the first quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC), Ola Olukayode said that the major problem militating against the development of Nigeria is corruption.
“It’s a cankerworm that has eaten deep into the fabrics of the society with its attendant effects on the citizenry.”
Represented by the Commission’s Director of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwajaren, the EFCC Boss said: “when it comes to stealing the country’s wealth, the looters are united by their common greed.
“Their ethnic identities and religious backgrounds make no difference.
“Therefore, for the corruption fight to be meaningful, it must be waged on all fronts, drawing on our collective energies to defeat a common enemy.”
Ola Olukayede said that Nigeria has all it takes, human and mineral resourcesbto truly be the giant of Africa, but that it is being held back by corruption.
“People see public offices as an opportunity to accumulate wealth. They focus on what they can get for themselves and their families. It doesn’t matter if the rest of the society wallows in endless penury.
“The implication is already staring us in the face as children, most of whom have never felt the meaning of governance, have taken up arms against us.
“No one is safe anymore. Even those who had stolen enough money to last four generations have suddenly realized that what they have built are mere castles that can vanish in a moment of uncontrolled rage.
“We also have youths who are desperate to escape poverty and see cybercrime as the fast lane to wealth. Their exploits have soiled our country’s reputation globally and left their victims in misery. The task to ensure we do not create an environment for the corrupt to take over our society, is one that belongs to all and shouldn’t be left to the EFCC alone.”

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