Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has revealed the secrete corrupt practices of Buhari’s government. According to him, nepotism is practised as a form of corruption in Buhari’s government.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo lamented that administration of President Muhammadu Buhari lacks fiscal discipline and bias in the fight against corruption. According to him corruption and development are strange bed fellows, warning that people in authority would remain deluded as long as their definition of corruption is when money, goods and services are involved.
In describing the corrupt practices of the Buhari’s administration, nepotism is highly practiced as a higher form of corruption by Buhari’s administration. Obasanjo further stated “Nepotism is a form of corruption and condoning what is bad is a height of corruption. Lack of fiscal discipline is corruption. So, corruption and development cannot meet. You must eschew corruption to make sure that you make significant progress.
“Fighting corruption is not a matter of do it today and tomorrow you are absent. It must be consistently fought. There must not be sacred cows, and it must be comprehensive and inclusive,” he said.
Making reference to the delay in the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade and Agreement (AfCFTA), acclaimed the largest free trade agreement in the world, Obasanjo blames Buhari’s government for delay and poor consultation.
He further buttressed, saying.“Nigeria will not be absent at the launch of the AfCFTA. But I see no reason why Nigeria can be present at the launch when it has not signed the agreement. It is out of place. Eritrea and even Niger and Benin who are our neighbours have signed, and Nigeria is counting itself out.
“If you heard the statement of the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Trade today, there is nothing more beautiful than that, but he is not a policy maker, he is a policy executor.
“He will have to go home and tell the policymakers that he made the right statement, so it’s now their turn for action. I hope that when he gets home and says it’s time for right action, they will follow through,” he said.
Obasanjo in his own assertion has defined the highest height of corrupt practices in Buhari’s administration as lack of good policy implementation and delay in executing the right policies.
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