Corruption is Nigeria’s fastest growing industry – Niyi Osundare Reviewed by Momizat on . Poet, dramatist, critic, essayist, and media columnist, Niyi Osundare on Monday said that corruption is the fastest growing industry in Nigeria. The erudite sch Poet, dramatist, critic, essayist, and media columnist, Niyi Osundare on Monday said that corruption is the fastest growing industry in Nigeria. The erudite sch Rating:
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Corruption is Nigeria’s fastest growing industry – Niyi Osundare

Poet, dramatist, critic, essayist, and media columnist, Niyi Osundare on Monday said that corruption is the fastest growing industry in Nigeria.
The erudite scholar disclosed this while delivering a lecture organised by the Save Nigeria Group titled: Why we no longer blush in Lagos.
“If Nigeria does not kill corruption, corruption will kill Nigeria,” Mr Osundare said.

“Why is it that Nigerians no longer blush? How did we come to lose our sense of shame after losing our sense of propriety and proportion? How did we come to develop a skin that is so thick that no arrows of degradation, no needles of dehumanisation are ever sharp and violent enough to penetrate our body and rouse our senses? How did our nerves slide into their present state of stupor? How did we plunge into this state of dysconsciousness?”

He blamed Nigerian leaders for the problems of the country saying that “there infinitely bigger thieves among Nigeria’s public functionaries today walking freely and calling the shots because their own lid has never been blown.”

The Chairman of the event and constitutional lawyer, Itse Sagay, said that “Nigeria is in a situation where we have to find a policeman to police the police”.

Mr Sagay added it was vital for Nigerians to negotiate on whether there was any hope for the country amid the increasing challenges.

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  • Plasma

    To say corruption is growing might insinuate it is a new thing. It was there before i was born. We live with it. We grew with it. Our children are growing up with it. Would you want to ask Fela ( may his soul rest in peace ) about the Civilian government of the 70′s?

  • Kayodetiani4

    You are quite right.  Honestly, speaking we need people like Buhari/Idiagbon to deal with this problem.  From the look of things, it appears those on ground are not capable enough to do anything about this.

  • Joseph Iyke

    This is very right and I just wonder if this corruption will certainly lose its effect in our nation

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  • Odiraa Ozoh

    In a Country where the value system is totally wrong, where no one cares about what you have upstairs but how well your bank account is stuffed, I wonder why we still see corruption as a big deal. We should rather be pained that so many innocent people who have nobody to speak for them have been bulldozed and their careers tarnished by false claims of corruption by people who posterity are today exposing as the true enemies of the society. Have we all forgotten so suddenly how a seeming saint paraded about 18 police officers on network news!!! We all cheered and clapped for this heavenly man of redemption. In our excitement , no one remembered to ask the important question, we’re those 18 men truly guilty as charged? A few days later our heavenly sent redeemer was exposed of a corruption crime that shook the Nation to it’s very foundations. NAIJA WE HAIL THEE INDEED!

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