Nigerians have been cussing out British Prime Minister, David
Cameron for describing Nigeria as a
â€œfantastically corruptâ€ country in a
conversation with the Queen, but apology to Oga Ben Bruce
â€˜There is common senseâ€™ in
what Mr. Cameron said.
Truth be told; is
Nigeria not corrupt? We all know corruption takes many shapes,
starting with embezzlement, bribery, killings, rigging in elections
and so on.
You still donâ€™t agree, then we bring you 10
ways in which Nigeria has been â€œfantastically
public funds-Â Remember Dasuki gate? Mr. Dasuki is
currently being prosecuted for allegedly distributing over
$2.1billion meant for arms procurement to relatives, friends,
political associates and campaign officials of the Peoples
However, many leaders have helped boost the economies of other
nations by depositing embezzled money in foreign banks. Facts and
figures have shown that on many occasions, the men who rule the
country have embezzled funds into foreign banks.
the death of the former president, President Sani Abacha, an
investigation was carried out to detect the amount of money he
embezzled in gas plant construction in the country. The
investigations led to the freezing of accounts containing over $100
million United States dollars, which is still not fully
it was time for election in Nigeria, small children in the country
began to go missing. Why it is like that and what were the children
used for? This is another face of corruption that breaks the hearts
of mothers. The missing children were used by contesting
politicians to perform ritual killings in order to get protections
and other devilish powers that will enable them win elections. This
is corruption and wickedness in the highest order because it
involves the termination of human life.
riggingâ€“ During elections, the contestants
hire thugs who go round the election polling stations to highjack
the ballot boxes. When they steal these boxes, they then use their
hands to vote for their candidate. In the recent times, the new
tactics that the contestants have adopted is buying
voterâ€™s cards so that they can manipulate and
use the cards for their own advantages.
Universities and Collegesâ€“ It is not new to
any real Nigerian to hear that corruption parades itself in
secondary schools, Universities, polytechnics and colleges. Exam
malpractices, harassment of women by lecturers and pressure to
sleep with them for good grades and more!
Force-Where do we start when it comes to the nature of
corruption observed in the police? Do we start with the bribery,
intimidation, sexual harassment of the young inmates in the
prisons, or turning truths upside down? There is a saying that
â€œpolice are your friendsâ€; in
Nigeria policemen are your enemies because they can deny the truth
and collect bribes to do so. Because of the encounter many
Nigerians have had with policemen, even the good ones among them
are generalized as being bad. What a shame.
sector is not left out!- Players are not chosen by merit. It is
all about who you know in top political offices or society.
Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), corruption is the reason why
Mr. A is elected as the leader of the group today and tomorrow the
election is nullified and Mr. B chosen. Everybody wants to be at
the head so that he will fill his bag with the national cake.
nko?Â When churches are corrupt, what hope do
Nigerians have? Some of the pastors go to the extent of using
magical and devilish powers in running their church business in the
name of Godâ€™s power. They give the congregations
what they want without them knowing the source of their so-called
power. Â Some have on many occasions been caught in
adultery and fornication.
Fraudâ€“ Some Nigerians, who are mainly
youths, have been scamming their fellow citizens using illegal
means. Some host websites online and claim to be giving jobs to job
seekers and scam any who fall prey to their tricks. They tell job
seekers to make certain payments for processing documents without
them knowing that they will not be issued any job. Some Nigerians
have been stolen from by cyber criminals.
NNPC: Â From what we gathered, the Nigeria National
Petroleum Corporation doesnâ€™t even know the
amount of crude it imports daily. There are possibly over 100
different means which the NNPC uses to siphon government revenue.
From fraudulent subsidy payments to intentional delay of imported
products to incur and accumulate demurrage with shopping
EKEDC- The Eko Electricity Distribution Company- for Lagos
residents)â€“ Their own is even worst. How can
they keep giving residents crazy bills, without any power supply or
worse cases epileptic power? Some houses donâ€™t
even have meters, yet EKEDC reads
â€˜ghostâ€™ meters and come up
with annoying bills. Even if they eventually cut off the wire
because users couldnâ€™t afford to pay, bills keep
coming in monthly. Please who reads and calculates in the meters in