Former member of the House of Representatives and Executive Secretary of Anti-Corruption Network, Otunba Dino Melaye, has taken his campaign against corruption in the country overseas where he hopes to draw international attention to the purported lukewarm approach of the current administration to the fight against corruption.
To this end, the former federal lawmaker has elicited the support of Nigerians in the Diaspora to participate in the protest by his organization on the streets of London in United Kingdom and New York, in the United States.
In a statement issued from New York and made available to journalists in Abuja, Mr. Melaye decried the continued stay in office of some ministers in the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration, who had been indicted by reports of different panels, saying they ought to have been sacked.
According to him, “Corruption in Nigeria is endemic, systemic and becoming contagious. If we want to rescue our country, we should stand up without fear or Favour, the fear of consequences and fight corruption headlong because we don’t have any other country we call our own apart from Nigeria. We must do everything to rescue this country from the hands of these economic cankerworms and financial scavengers.
“So in essence, I was in London last week and now in New York. What we are doing is global networking to host an anti-corruption protest here in New York. We have served the government of America a letter to get their permission to organize a massive protest that will internationalize the corruption in Nigeria and also help in fighting corruption”, he stated.