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Anti-Corruption War is a ‘5mins Sensationalism’ – Saraki Faults Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption

The President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, tagged President Muhamadu Buhari’s current anti-corruption war as ‘five minutes sensationalism’.


Saraki, Dogara, Patience Jonathan, Ngige, Ekweremadu, others at Dino Melaye’s book launch

While speaking at the ‎launch of a book written by Senator, Dino Melaye titled; “Antidotes for Corruption: The Nigerian Story”, Nigeria’s Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, disclosed that the current anti-corruption war has not “yielded much success” because of too much sensationalism.

Saraki who tagged President Muhammadu Buhari’s current anti-corruption as five ”minutes sensationalism”, said the fight against corruption should be focused on deterrence and not punishment.

The Senate President who disclosed further the current government was making effort in forcing back the menace, said; “I am convinced that why our fight against corruption has not yielded much success is that we have favoured punishment over deterrence.

‎”We must review our approaches by building our institutions to make it difficult for people to carry out corrupt practices.

“‎It is my view that the key area of prevention, we must work on, is to make it difficult for stolen money to find a home.

“We must fight corruption with sincerity, and not fight symptoms… unlike the five-minute sensationalism we have now. It must not be based on individuals but on institutions.

“Let us fight corruption with sincerity. If we fight corruption in a corrupt way, we will not make any headway.‎”





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