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– A Kenyan former anti-corruption chief, Patrick Lumumba has blamed Nigeria for keeping Africa in poverty for such a long time
– Lumumba says the corruption in Nigeria is preventing Nigeria from achieving her potential and with Nigeria, Africa’s largest nation withering, the continent cannot develop at the right pace
– He said the way out is for Nigeria is to make anti-corruption activities a culture and to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption
Nigeria has been accused of keeping Africa in poverty because of the huge corruption by the country’s leadership.
This accusation was levelled against Nigeria by Patrick Lumumba, a former Director of Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission.
“Because only institutions defy time and outlive those that live on graft.
The Kenyan anti-corruption Tsar called for a wholesome support for President Muhammadu Buhari in his war against corruption, especially on the need to build lasting institutions.
Lumumba spoke at the two-day anti-corruption summit which began on Tuesday, October 19 at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre in Abuja.
Meanwhile, minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi has responded to the accusations of corruption by Supreme Court Justice John Inyang Okoro.
Okoro was quoted as saying that Buhari’s minister tried to bribe him to influence the court decision in the election tribunal of Rivers state, Abia state and Akwa-Ibom state.