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Thursday, 22 March 2012

COMMENTARY


Nigeria: Is EFCC fighting corruption or freeing the corrupt?
 Uzoma Ahamefule

Mr Ibrahim Lamorde, EFCC boss
Immediately the news broke that Nuhu Ribadu has been appointed the chairman Petroleum Revenue Special Taskforce, the first thing that came to my mind were his days in EFCC. Then I thought deeply about Nigeria and I remembered what Senate President, David Mark said at a lecture marking former Governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim’s first year in office, precisely 16 May, 2008.

He said, “48 years after independence, just barely two years to 50 years of our attainment of independence … we are still discussing on how to provide water, electricity, building roads, building hospitals … Our 48 years of independence appear to me as wasted years.” In agreement I reflected about this sad verdict and subconsciously in sober mood thought deeply about Ribadu, EFCC and the war against corruption.

Retrospectively, I sorrowfully remember the epidemic crooked structures the establishment of EFCC were meant to dismantle and how Nigerian corrupt politicians and some contractors have craftily averted justice to dishonestly live in mansions with enough millions in foreign accounts and enough food to feed their reptiles, dogs and cats while we ordinary Nigerians in the midst of plenty die in abject poverty, I shed profusely hot tears in regret. In my lonely curled lip, I painfully remember how wickedly our past leaders have corruptly planned for the future comfort of their children, then I rhetorically asked; how about us?


Because we the Nigerian masses have been unjustly left without electricity, without roads, without water, without hospitals, without schools, without any structure and invariably without future in the 21 first century; where is the conscience of Nigerian politicians? Despondently, they do not care about us. What did my generation do wrong? In that pitiful, sorry and annoying state, my intellect was at alert, because it was brainstorming trying to figure out visible legacies left behind by our leaders. But unfortunately and disappointingly there was nothing so extraordinarily cheerful except decayed Nigeria, endowed with chronic corruption, political murder, ethnic contaminated mindsets and deceptive lip service of one Nigeria that they could not sincerely nurture from the beginning to maturity.

It was on this undesirable note that I reluctantly like a man who wants to commit suicide with his hands trembling to pick the hanging rope, that I picked my pen to write down in protest, in sorrow and tears that my generation is not a wasted generation, but rather the ruling class has failed us at all times beyond imagination.

It was on this deplorable sorry state of Nigerian roads, the failure to have steady power supply, the collapse of Nigeria Airways without anybody prosecuted, the declaration by EFCC, Nigerian courts and judges that the former Governor of Delta state James Ibori was not a fraudster, a fugitive and ex-convict and the epidemic corrupt practices in all the parastatals recognised and institutionalised that I concluded that Nigeria is in trouble and that EFCC is dishonest and regrettably a failure. The rigmarole into the 48 wasted years according to the number three citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is quite unfortunate but it was an honest verdict that is too hard to swallow.

Issues have been analytically compacted for your savouring curiosity. And the naked truth of my thesis in this article has been compressed to take you through the unfortunate panorama of Nigeria’s problems. It is sadly captivating and informing.

  Uzoma Ahamefule WROTE IN FROM aSTRIA

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Love the article on Gaddafi
We must rise above tribalism & divide & rule of the colonialist who stole & looted our treasure & planted their puppets to lord it over us..they alone can decide on whosoever is performing & the one that is corrupt..but the most corrupt nations are the western countries that plunder the resources of other nations & make them poorer & aid the rulers to steal & keep such ill gotten wealth in their country..yemen,syria etc have killed more than gadhafi but its not A̷̷̴ good investment for the west(this is laughable)because oil is not in these countries..when obasanjo annihilated the odi people in rivers state, they looked away because its in their favour & interest..one day! Samosa Iyoha

Hello from
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I was amazed to find a website for Africans in Hungary.
Looks like you have quite a community there. Here in SA we have some three million Zimbabweans living in exile and not much sign of going home ... but in Hungary??? Hope to meet you on one of my trips to Europe; was in Steirmark Austria near the Hungarian border earlier this month. Every good wish for 2011. Geoff in Jo'burg

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ANH work but...
Interesting interview...
I think from what have been said, the Nigerian embassy here seem to be more concern about its nationals than we are for ourselves. Our complete disregard for the laws of Hungary isn't going to help Nigeria's image or going to promote what the Embassy is trying to showcase. So if the journalists could zoom-in more focus on Nigerians living, working and studying here in Hungary than scrutinizing the embassy and its every move, i think it would be of tremendous help to the embassy serving its nationals better and create more awareness about where we live . Taking the issues of illicit drugs and forged documents as typical examples.. there are so many cases of Nigerians been involved. But i am yet to read of it in e.news. So i think if only you and your journalists could write more about it and follow up on the stories i think it will make our nationals more aware of what to expect. I wouldn't say i am not impressed with your work but you need to be more of a two way street rather than a one way street . Keep up the good work... Sylvia

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