Corruption is a national crisis -Gov Lamido (What a revelation)Headlines, Jigawa, State News Friday, June 15th, 2012
GOVERNOR Sule Lamido of Jigawa State has urged Nigerians to look beyond the allegations of bribery and corruption currently rocking the House of Representatives, saying that corruption is a national crisis that must be tackled holistically.
Fielding questions from newsmen after paying a courtesy call on the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bamanga Tukur, in Abuja on Thursday, Governor Lamido called for the adoption of an established national standard of behaviour to re-orientate the people on corruption.
Explaining that the people in the National Assembly could not act differently since they were also Nigerians, he regretted that every stratum of the society had been permeated by the cankerworm, adding that unless there was a determination on the part of Nigerians to do away with corruption, the evil would continue to thrive in national life.
According to him, “the people in the National Assembly, government houses, armed forces, police, markets, universities are all drawn from the Nigerian environment. So, when you are talking about corruption, why don’t you do some kind of reflection? Are we upright?
“It is a very serious problem. It is not an issue of Farouk or not. It is a Nigerian crisis. Are you upright? If you go to the market, people try to make money out of you. If it is oranges you want to buy, they put big ones on top and the little ones under the basket.
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