Corruption is Killing Nigeria, CITAD laments

Corruption is killing Nigeria, CITAD laments

By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

The Centre for Information and Technology Development, CITAD has warned  that the spate of growth of corrupt practices been recorded   is the bane behind the  destruction of the fabrics of national development in Nigeria.

The executive director of the Centre, Yunusa Z. Yau in his welcome remarks during  a two days media  training programme, on how to fight corruption held at Pali suites Bauchi, organized by CITAD , said “corruption  is killing Nigeria.

He alleged that the rampant cases of kidnapping, banditry and other various forms of criminal activities bedeviling Nigeria, he said they were the results from   corrupt practices been perpetrated  at  all levels of governance.


He decried the  negative impact of corruption on the failed delivery of  good health, education, infrastructure and its recurrent  effects in strangulating  the procedures in the   justice system

According to him,  to bring an end to corruption, the mass media should embark on mobilization of the citizenry through what he  described as humanized reportages of corruption.

He explained that, humanized reporting of corruption related issues will sensitized the citizens  on the losses been incurred courtesy of the corrupt acts of their leaders, in turn would be better educated to rise to fight against the menace.

He called for the total overhaul of the Nigerian security architecture, lamenting that the existing  security situation  is worrisome, though noting that the epileptic security situation is tied to corruption in the Nigerian national life.

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