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Corruption Is Bad

Nov 9, 2009, 11:03 AM

It is disappointing to read the startling revelations made by the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on dubious banking emanating from corrupt officials in the industry.

Often people in positions of trust abuse the trust repose in them, all in the name of enriching themselves overnight.

A stop must be put to this vicious circle of corruption, if we are to move from this decadence of the system as a people.

Whatever the case maybe, we must not accept corruption of any kind, no matter what.

People should take up positions to serve the public interest and nothing more or less.

Corruption is a heinous social vice whose culprits must not go scot-free.

We must not at any given time tolerate abuse and corruption of the meanest.

Corruption means assailing and wounding efficient production. It is also hidden misuse of funds, which belongs to many.

As Governor Sanusi put it, we must hold individuals accountable for any misuse of public funds.

Let us hope that such problem has not become endemic in our system because if allowed, it will be very difficult to weed out.

There is no such thing as a victimless crime. We must all work together to ensure that anyone found culpable in corruption in our midst faces the full swing of the law.

Governor Sanusi further revealed that the Nigerian government is determined to ensure that anyone found wanting faces the consequences. We suggest that this policy should be implemented to the very highest level of every workplace. For as the old saying is, What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.

"Our object in the establishment of the state is the happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class."