Buhari’s Anti-Graft War Full Of Contradictions, Says Shekarau
Former governor of Kano state and immediate past Minister of Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau has described the on-going anti-corruption war by the Muhammadu Buhari administration as one that is full of contradictions and out of tune with the reality of time and genuine fight against corruption in the country.
Fielding questions from Journalists shortly the opening of the 16th annual Judges Conference in Zaria, Kaduna state on Wednesday, Shekarau said though the anti- corruption crusade holds some meaningful lessons but the implementation and approach are full of contradictions.
According to him, “How can you send a hungry security man to investigate someone who stole billions, and engage him in a room negotiations without compromising the principles, you know what will happen’’
He accused the Buhari administration of investigating the activities of the PDP rule in the last six years without investigating past governments within the last 20 years before PDP. He said, as such, the Buhari’s anti- corruption war has only succeeded in raising many doubts rather than instill any confidence in the citizenry especially political office holders who are being investigated.
He said “government should focus on people’s development”, adding that “the most important component of security is welfare of the people.’’ On the likelihood of returning to the ruling APC, Shekarau said “there was never a time I thought of joining APC in my Life.”
He attributed the deterioration of discipline among youths to the neglect of educational system that also fails to lay emphasis on moral education. “You cannot separate behavior and attitude in effective administration of justice which must be inculcated right from childhood age”, he advised.
He appealed to government, parents and educational institutions to accord special priority to moral education so that the nation could have better citizens in leadership positions.
Earlier in his keynote address, the Director of the Centre for Islamic legal studies, Dr Ibrahim Suleiman, decried the increase in social problems especially in the Northern part of the country which he said is more dangerous than security matters.
He urged the federal government to address the drying up of Lake Chad in Borno state, devastated by Boko Haram insurgency, stressing that the insurgency would have been averted if economic situation of the area was fully functional.