Buhari lacks political will to fight corruption – Falana

Buhari lacks political will to fight corruption – Falana
November 18 08:39 2017

By Bologi M. Maikudi.

Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana, on Friday, said President Muhammadu Buhari has not demonstrated enough political will needed to wage a serious war against corruption.

Speaking on the topic: “Restructuring, Pros and Cons: The place of the Nigerian youth”, at the 78th International Students Day organised by the Ogun State Government in Abeokuta, Falana noted that the fight against corruption embarked upon by the Buhari government remained a mere scratch on the surface.

“I am sure you are following the anti-corruption war being prosecuted by Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, men and women are involved.

“Christians and Muslims are involved and those who believe in traditional religions are involved. One person has been charged with collecting N4.7bn from former President Goodluck Jonathan for spiritual consultation.

“The point I am making is that if our looters are not divided on the table of ethnicity nothing will happen. The government still lacks the political will, the war now is just a tip of the real iceberg; there is still money to be recovered,” he said.

Falana also criticized Senate for approving $5.5bn loan request put forward by the executive.

He lamented that the southwest zone seemed to have lost its place in education as evident in the recently released West African Examinations Council results where the region performed poorly.

He said, “After the last WAEC, NECO and JAMB results were released, no state in the South-West made it to the top 10 list and that for me is a shame.

“We need to go back to where we are coming from and where we got it wrong.”

Falana urged the youths not to join those calling for the breakup of the country, adding that those fanning the embers of disunity were only fighting for their selfish interest.