Corruption: Stakeholders Blame Weak Foundation, Ineffective Public Service Delivery

Corruption: Stakeholders Blame Weak Foundation, Ineffective Public Service Delivery
Fight against Corruption worse than fighting armed robbery  
 
From Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
 
Stakeholders at a workshop on the “Fight against corruption” yesterday identified various issues affecting the fight against corruption in Nigeria and the   important principles to be considered in winning the battle against the cankerworm.      
 
They said the system is weak and the fight against corruption must be a collective responsibility and not to be left it in the hands of Economic Crime Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practicing and Other Related Offences (ICPC).  
 
The workshop was organised  by Mr.  Arnold Obomanu  in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, during his 23 pages book launch titled, “The Survival Mindset’, a systematic Approach to Combating Corruption in Nigeria.”
 
The ICPC Commissioner in Rivers State, Mr. Alexander Chukwurah who was at the event said the fight against corruption is more dangerous than fighting armed robbery.
 
He said we have a derail public system where people believe that corruption is a way of life, adding that his commission is reinvigorating and repositioning to face the challenge on how to end corruption in Nigeria.
 
Chukwurah said: “The fight against corruption is worse than fighting armed robbery, we must learn to ask question and not to envy the other person because he or she is living large even when we don’t know the source of his or her wealth.”
 
Chief O.C .J Okacha, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who led the unveiling of the book said to get it right in the fight against corruption everybody must be involved including the family and religion organization.
 
He blamed ineffective public service delivery, weak foundation as the main reason why corruption has been interpreted by some people as a way of life.
 
Okacha said: “The public must be satisfied with social responsibility of the government, those called public servant must be adequately paid at the end of the month. People must understand that if man that steal fowls it is corruption. To fight corruption is to follow the basic standard. “
 
 The Author of Book, Arnold Obomanu said Nigeria faces endemic corruption and significant ethnic tension, adding that his new book proffer a solution that must be done.  

He said his book,  The Survival Mindset,  provides a simple  and powerful explanation for many of the contradictions that perplex Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, stressing that poor public service delivery is contributing to the kind of surviving mindset we have on corruption.