President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has stated the reason behind Nigeria’s underdevelopment.
Buhari while speaking at the 49th annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja stated that corruption is the reason Nigeria is not progressing.
Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who represented the president in the event stated that if Nigeria breaks free from corruption, peace will reign.
According to him: “I urge you now to always see corruption in its true colour as a gross violation of human right. Corruption is the major reason why millions of our people are in hardship, sick and helpless.”
“Our fight against corruption is in reality a struggle for nation building and the future. Corruption and impunity become widespread when accountability is disregarded.
“Disrespect for accountability also strives when people get away with all manner of questionable things and accountants are unable to check them.”
“Corruption is the major reason why many children cannot go to school, why we have few equipment and doctors in our hospitals,” he said.
“Corruption diverts public resources thereby causing much suffering, deprivation and unnecessary death in the country.
“Therefore, if we do not slay corruption with the passion it deserves, we will not get the result that we need.”