Igbuzor urges focus on factors that encourage corruption




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Dr Otive Igbuzor, Executive Director, African CentreABUJA -Dr Otive Igbuzor, Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development, has suggested attention should be focused factors encouraging corrupt practices to reduce the country.

Igbuzor told newsmen Monday Abuja the nation’s anti- strategies had sufficiently focused the motivation, opportunity and rationalisation for , but only on the anti-graft agencies.

He spoke at the sidelines of a one-day workshop for women groups involved anti- activities organised by the EFCC.

“In my view, the war against corruption is being lost in because of focus only on anti-corruption institutions.

“And anti-corruption strategies have focused on addressing the motivation, the opportunity for corruption and rationalisation for corruption.

“When you make the of committing the crime very difficult, when there are rules, regulations, code of ethics 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.

Dr Dayo Oluyemi-Kusa, another resource person, lamented that people get away corruption in the country because they were being sanctioned.

“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]