Stopping Corruption In Nigeria Key To Overcoming Challenges – Monarch

The Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba (Dr) Sikiru Kayode Adetona, yesterday, said that the country would not overcome its socio-economic challenges except corruption is weeded out from all strata of Nigeria’s existence.

According to him, traditional rulers are not exempted from corruption in Nigeria.

Oba Adetona, while addressing newsmen at his palace during a special interview session organised by the Renaissance Group to mark his forthcoming 80th birthday and 55 years on the throne, lamented that corruption has become endemic, which requires divine intervention.

“Corruption has become part of our life in this country, from our leaders and even the Obas are not left out, there is corruption everywhere. It is the greatest problem facing us as a country, and we have to overcome it to move forward.”

He emphasised that the country is rich in every aspect of human endeavour but, that corruption will not let the nation grow.

“People should refrain from being corrupt. If we as the people change, our leaders or anybody coming to corrupt us will also change,” he said.

The Renaissance Group had earlier described the traditional ruler as an incorruptible ruler, who is transparent and equitable.

The group outlined programs for the celebrations, which will be between Sunday, May 4th and May 10th 2014.

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  • Thank u, kabiyesi, ogbagba agbotewole. Perhaps the President would recognise u as a paramount ruler of repute and have the courage to clean up himself and fight CORRUPTION as he ought to. SECURITY can not co-exist with corruption. Since corruption itself is a system, it is not an isolation. This Nation can only know “real peace” when there are: FOOD SECURITY,HEALTH SECURITY, SHELTER SECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY, EDUCATION SECURITY AND NAIRA APPRECIATION AND STABILITY..A visit to our Teaching hospitals will will show that the poor are living in the valley of death. The harder our farmers work, the less they earn because of the steapy and endless devaluation of the Naira. Our people can not access proper medical facilities, good houses,good schools,good food and safe water. Infrastructures are not there. A nation is as secured as her people. The Nations whose populace don’t have to struggle with hunger , health,shelter, infrastructure and corruption have real peace because the people are the nation’s police. They trust their government because they enjoy the benefits of good government unlike Nigeria where the people get the dis-benefits of corruption. Kabiyesi, e gba wa o. If 75& of Royal fathers can see things the way you see it,Nigeria won’t be like this. Baba mi, igba odun odun kan ni o . Ase .

  • Thank u, kabiyesi, ogbagba agbotewole. Perhaps the President would recognise u as a paramount ruler of repute and have the courage to clean up himself and fight CORRUPTION as he ought to. SECURITY can not co-exist with corruption. Since corruption itself is a system, it is not an isolation. This Nation can only know “real peace” when there are: FOOD SECURITY,HEALTH SECURITY, SHELTER SECURITY, INFRASTRUCTURE SECURITY, EDUCATION SECURITY AND NAIRA APPRECIATION AND STABILITY..A visit to our Teaching hospitals will will show that the poor are living in the valley of death. The harder our farmers work, the less they earn because of the steapy and endless devaluation of the Naira. Our people can not access proper medical facilities, good houses,good schools,good food and safe water. Infrastructures are not there. A nation is as secured as her people. The Nations whose populace don’t have to struggle with hunger , health,shelter, infrastructure and corruption have real peace because the people are the nation’s police. They trust their government because they enjoy the benefits of good government unlike Nigeria where the people get the dis-benefits of corruption. Kabiyesi, e gba wa o. If 75& of Royal fathers can see things the way you see it,Nigeria won’t be like this. Baba mi, igba odun odun kan ni o . Ase . In Britain, the bulk of the security information come from pensioners, including the aged ones. This is so becos they don’t have to worry about food clothing shelter even transportation. The best medical facilities are there for them. All the need to do is either stroll arround or relax in their flats watching movements. May God deliver us .

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