By Esther Onyegbula
Governor Chibuike Ameachi of Rivers State has charged Nigerian youths to chase corrupt leaders out of office, as a way of preventing them from bringing down the country.
The governor spoke at the 8th edition of the Futures Award Africa, organsied by the Futures Project, in Port Harcourt.
The event saw the emergence of 16 enterprising young Africans as winners in different categories.
Amaechi said: “The reason why political office holders continue to embezzle resources meant for the development of the people is because when they embezzle resources nothing is done to them.
“The only way you can stop corrupt officers from bringing down Nigeria is to stone them and chase them out of office.
“The office of political officer holders in Nigeria is so comfortable that leaders don’t want to leave office without accumulating as much wealth as they can to maintain their newly acquired expensive lifestyle after office.
“But unfortunately the funds embezzled and resources mismanaged are for the citizens of Nigeria and not for a selected few political office holders.
“Chasing corrupt leaders away from office means that we are close to a revolution. Ironically the attitude of the youth to corrupt leaders says embezzle all that you can, so that when it gets to our turn we will embezzle ours.”