‘Why anti- graft war may fail’
A non-governmental organization, Civic Enlightenment Association of Nigeria, (CEA) has stated that the government may fail to win the war against corruption, if she insist on ‘terminating corruption rather than uprooting it’.
In a presentation at the office of the Organisation in Ikeja, the National Coordinator of the organization, Dr. Remi Aroyehun said the war against corruption may fail in the Banking and Finance sector if corruption is not uprooted.
Aroyehun believes that the conflict of corruption is better resolved than terminated to prevent reemergence and escalation.
Accroding to him, the government has not factor value change into the anti corruption war.
He also added that the anti corruption war may fail if, Banking and Finance sector continues to provide safe haven to ill-gotten money.
CEA acknowledged the fact that the federal government appears sincere in its bid to tackle corrutption but fear victory might be difficult to achieve due to prevailing factors.
The group said it is against this background that CEA is organizing a conference with the tittle: “War against Corruption in the Banking and Finance ssector, Fraud and other Financial Crimes in Perspective”, slated for the 15th and 16th of November, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele is expected to present a keynote address, while EFCC and ICPC Chairmen are expected as Guest Speakers.
Others expected at the event are: President of NBA, Barr. Augustine Alegeh (SAN), and Mr. Femi Falana (SAN).
Aroyehun insisted that to curb corruption , value change must be adopted in the process.
“Value change is imperative to a society that does not embrace value ascription to name. Only those who embrace value ascription to their names are less susceptible to temptation and manipulation at their points of duties”, he explained.