Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, revealed that despite the efforts of successive governments, corruption still posed a challenge to the progress and development of Nigeria.
Obasanjo stated this in Abuja, while delivering an inaugural lecture titled, ‘Leadership, Governance, and the Challenges of Development in Nigeria: The Way forward.’
He admitted that Nigeria’s poverty and seeming lack of direction was caused by leadership, and thereby said the institutions in the country needed to be strengthened to ensure transparency and accountability.
“The lack of successful prosecution of high-profile corruption cases involving some Politically-Exposed Persons is giving a serious cause for concern both for Nigerians and the international community. We must take away the proceeds of illicit enrichment and remove negative role models in our society.”