Blame IBB, Obasanjo, Jonathan For Institutionalising Corruption In Nigeria – Buhari
Former Head of State and presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in the 2011 general elections, General Muhammadu Buhari has said that past and present leaders like Gen.Ibrahim Babangida, Gen.Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan should be blamed for the institutionalisation of endemic corruption in the country.
Buhari who spoke Monday in Kaduna while receiving leaders and members of CPC led by House of Representative member from Funtua/Dandume Federal Constituency of Katsina State, Hon. Mansur Abdulkadir on a coutesy visit ahead of the forthcoming local government election in Katsina state, said the federal government since the administration of IBB till date has been responsible for the “high level of corruption and destruction” being witnessed in the management of the nation’s oil wealth, with multiplying effects manifesting in form of security challenges facing the nation at the moment.
He said the way to an end in this is for the people to strive to put in positions of power and authority, leaders that can be trusted, even as he lamenting that “there is no country in the whole world, where impunity strives like Nigeria”.
According to him: “the biggest challenge of Nigeria is for adequate security to be in place and ways in which we can protect the riches of this country and provide job opportunities for the youths in the country, so that we can build more industries as it was before. Inability of these industries to work has brought mistrust and corruption to Nigeria. Therefore, our leaders have to be sincere and lead with the fear of God and carry all along for Nigeria to be a better place.
“All leaders should stand and keep promises of the people. We cannot move forward if things that are supposed to be put in place are not
done. Like the money which was siphoned in the recent pension scam and the petroleum industry scam must all be brought back into the government’s coffer for good leadership. Therefore, all those that want the masses to vote and be voted for should go to the masses and get their mandate. The era of using money to bribe the masses or force to get political office is gone.
“A leader that wants to be a good leader must look at what are the needs of the people, the suffering, and the humiliation and proffer solution to those problems and together we shall achieve greatness.”
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