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Afenifere Sec Gen Sehinde Arogbofa urges Nigerians to support Buhari's anti-corruption crusade

12/11/2015 15:59

Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, Secretary-General of the pan-Yoruba socio-political association, Afenifere, has urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in his effort to tackle corruption.


Arogbofa, who also doubles as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council, Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, stressed the need for the President to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, as he said it was the only way forward for the country.


He stated this while delivering a lecture at the 16th Founder’s Day Lecture of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, entitled, “Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin and his Dream of an Incorruptible Society: The Man and His Mantra.”


He said: “So far, the President has been saying it loud and clear, wherever he goes either in the country or outside the country like recently in Delhi, that he would fight corruption to a standstill.


”Good. But he should not be pre-occupied with fighting economic corruption alone; he must throw his searchlight on moral corruption and come up with a moral rearmament programme to make his crusade on economic revolution take root and succeed.


“Our economy has been ruined by corruption. Unemployment and nepotism are cankerworms destroying the fabric of the society and are twin sisters of corruption.


“President Buhari must confront them headlong and set a template for fair play and justice in resolving them. Here again, Nigerians should support him for he must not fail.


“Corruption and nepotism will be reduced if we run a true federal system of government that we have all along been asking for since independence. President Buhari must give it a chance.”


A literary icon urged top government functionaries and employers of labour to imbibe the legacy of Ajasin to achieve the nation’s needed transformation.


In his Opening Address, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, said the life of Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin, the first Executive Governor of Ondo State, personifies integrity, vision, transparency, patriotism and accountability, all qualified him for the University to have been named after him.

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