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ASSET DECLARATION: President Umaru Yar

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  1. Dominic says:

    Asset declaration is a good thing, but why is the president cultivating sacred cows, crippling the EFCC, and slowing the fight against corruption? Even the governors who initially ran away now feel confident enough to come back. Its back to business as usual. No surprised there. How much can we expect from a man with a stolen mandate whose campaigns were funded with stolen money?

  2. Dominic says:

    Asset declaration is good and very much commendable. But it is not nearly enough. The president has reportedly asked the EFCC to go slow on ex-governors, and by so doing, Nigeria has missed an important oppourtunity to make the point that people in power should be accountable. That singular action has set the war against corruption many years back.

    If Y’Adua is serious about fighting corruption, the first thing he should do is to unchain the EFCC and similar bodies from executive interference. A situation where the president determines when and how anti-corruption laws are to be applied, and a situation where the legislative framework where anti-corruption bodies can also be used as witch-hunting tools is totally unacceptable.

    As well, the government ought to have moved quickily on electoral reform weeks back. Electoral fraud is the mother of all corruptions, because people have have been and can be rigged into power have no incentive to be accountable to citizens. Y’Adua hasn’t done anything to demonstrate that that he has what it takes to move Nigeria forward. I remain totally unimpressed.

  3. MoAl says:

    As the say "Rome was not built in a day", nor will all the corruption within Nigeria be reversed in a day. I applaud the President disclosure of his assets to the public, because it’s the right step in the direction of gaining one thing that has been lost with so many Nigerians: trust.

    Today, this, tomorrow, reversal of the corrupt election procees … baby steps … but steps in the proper direction nonetheless

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