Fight Against Corruption Is Sensational – George Eke

Channels Television  
Updated February 22, 2016

george eke on corruption A Nigerian Lawyer has described Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign as sensational and diversionary.

Mr George Eke was speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Monday.

He admitted that “corruption is like cancer to any administration – it will affect the health care system, education sector among others and it needs to be expunged” but opined that corruption should not be the main focus of any government.

Arguing that the government needs to do other things, he explained fighting corruption is a process that takes time and Nigeria cannot afford to focus on this alone.

The lawyer said that corruption has three platforms: conservative factor, sociological factor and accounting factor. “The sociological factor borders on the value orientation,” he said.

“What we see now is that corruption is the central thing that we are doing and it is so centralised. There is no other thing we talk about in Nigeria today other than corruption.

“It has gotten to a level where our leaders make speeches abroad and make reference to the corruption eating deep the Nigerian system by giving an impression that Nigeria is a country that is soaked in corruption. It doesn’t work like that,” he said.

While talking about the dwindling economy, Mr Eke noted that Nigerians are yet to see any development by the government to solve the crisis.

“As far as I am concerned, I’ve never seen the economic team of this administration. I don’t know who is piloting the economy of this country.

“I also do not know the economic blueprint of this country, I do not know who is the special adviser on economy in this administration and all we keep hearing about is fight against corruption,” he said.