Former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control(NAFDAC), Prof. Dora Akunyili, has lent her voice to the call for capital punishment for corrupt individuals in order to stem the practice.
Akunyili, who was speaking as guest lecturer at the 7th lecture of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, on Wednesday, said the desired change in the country had been stalled by corruption, insecurity, poor leadership among others social vices.
She said, “In China, it is death penalty for corruption. I believe if we are really serious about fighting corruption, there is the need to insert harsher clauses to make corruption less attractive, just like they do in China.
“Once, one, two, three, four corrupt people are executed for corruption, some others who have such tendency will definitely fall in line.”
Akunyili who said failure by government to punish corrupt practices means it might as well be promoting it added, “We just have to find a way to decisively fight corruption before it completely ruins this beautiful country.”
Akunyili, who was also a former Minister of Information and Communications, presented a paper entitled ‘National Transformation: the Challenge of our Time’.