An anti-corruption crusader, Mr Isaac Jolayemi, says Nigeria’s greatest problem is corruption, which must be tackled collectively for the country to effectively address its myriads of challenges.
According to him, those assuming that restructuring of the country is an end-all solution to the plethora of the nation’s ills are wrong.
Jolayemi, who is the Coordinator, Anti Corruption Supportive Group, a non -governmental organisation, made the assertions on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Ibadan.
The activist attributed the imbalance in governance structure in the country to the corrupt practices of those in authority, who were looting the nation’s wealth to the detriment of majority of the citizens.
“How can you explain someone owning property worth billions of US dollars, hiding billions of Naira and foreign currencies in water tanks when his or her kinsmen wallow in abject poverty?
“Again a man or woman put in charge of constructing a road but mismanaged the allocated fund, can you say people plying such bad road are marginalised?” Jolayemi asked.
The coordinator urged Nigerians to support the anti corruption crusade of the present administration “instead of calling for restructuring and agitating for unrealistic demands.”
He believes that the country’s wealth would be equitably distributed “if corruption is eradicated or reduced to the barest minimum.”
The activist, therefore, advised Nigerians, especially the youth to resist the antics of those he termed as misguided politicians bent on using them for their selfish interests.
“The future belongs to the youths; they should support the Federal Government that is striving diligently to pave way for their bright future,” he added.