ABUJA -Dr Otive Igbuzor, Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development, has suggested that attention should be focused on factors encouraging corrupt practices to reduce corruption in the country.
Igbuzor told newsmen on Monday in Abuja that the nation’s anti-corruption strategies had not sufficiently focused on the motivation, opportunity and rationalisation for corruption, but only on the anti-graft agencies.
“In my view, the war against corruption is being lost in Nigeria because of focus only on anti-corruption institutions.
“When you make the process of committing the crime very difficult, when there are rules, regulations, code of ethics that are enforced, it will be difficult for people to commit corruption,’’ he said.[eap_ad_2]
According to Igbuzor, corruption increases in any society where there is sufficient motivation for it.
“Anti-corruption is less an issue in the developed world because there are sanctions, and the sanctions are applied, but here, people wriggle out of it.
“If you have stolen a lot of money, you hire 20 SANs and then they can get you out of it,’’ she said.
On her part, Oluyemi-Kusa advocated the involvement of women in the fight against corruption, saying that women, as the bedrock of the society, could play active role in the crusade. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]