A professor of international law and jurisprudence, Akin Oyebode at a roundtable organised by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) in collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), says if corruption is not dealt with, it would “result in the mortality of Nigeria as a nation-state”.
- The programme held on Wednesday at the CITIHEIGHT Hotel, Sheraton Opebi Link Road, Ikeja, Lagos.
- The people must be enlisted in the war against corruption. Nigerians should start anti-corruption clubs in schools, radio jingles should be put in place to fight corruption, carry placards, go outside, organise sit-ins like SERAP is doing presently, he said.
- The fight should not be left alone to organisations like SERAP and when the state wants to attack organisations like SERAP, the masses should fight for them.
- The recent attempt by the national assembly with the NGO bill to control, monitor and eventually sequester CSOs all because of the excuse that some CSOs are corrupt should not be allowed. Cutting off the head is not the cure for a headache, the bill is an overkill. If they cage organisations like SERAP, who will fight for the masses? The government do not want anybody to act as an impediment to their thievery activities.