Speaking at the 5th Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium which held at the MUSON Centre, Lagos with the theme, “A national movement for change. A new generation speaks,” Sanusi said: “Corruption is a big issue in the country today as in other parts of the world but why are they eradicating poverty and Nigeria isn’t? It is not just corruption. It is the failed interventions that are procured with the proceeds of corruption.
He lamented the practice where money is paid for service not rendered saying, “Everyone agrees that corruption is bad. It has economic cost if you take a bribe and pay subsidy to someone who hasn’t delivered the required goods.
“In Nigeria, people collect money for contract and they wouldn’t fulfill their own parts of contract and nothing is done about it. This is compounding the state of corruption in the country. What is destroying this country is that people are corrupt and nothing is done about it.
“We need to be asking the civil societies what they are doing to ensure that this act is checked for the development of the country.”
In a veiled reference to Governor Babatunde Fashola who has restored some sort of sanity in the nation’s commercial nerve centre, Sanusi noted, “Some parts of Lagos are getting cleaner because of the sewage process in Lagos State. These are some of the questions that we should begin to ask our public office holders today. How can someone be governor for four years and he or she fail to provide the needed facilities for his people?” he queried.