Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, declared the reason for the underdevelopment of Nigeria.
Buhari, speaking at the 49th annual conference of the Institute of Public Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in Abuja, said corruption is the reason why Nigeria is not making progress.
The federation government secretary (SGF), Boss Mustapha, who represented the president of the event, said that if Nigeria is freed from corruption, peace will reign.
According to him: “I urge you now to always see corruption in its true colour as a gross violation of human right. Corruption is the major reason why millions of our people are in hardship, sick and helpless.”
“Our fight against corruption is in reality a struggle for nation building and the future. Corruption and impunity become widespread when accountability is disregarded.
“Disrespect for accountability also strives when people get away with all manner of questionable things and accountants are unable to check them.”
“Corruption is the major reason why many children cannot go to school, why we have few equipment and doctors in our hospitals,” he said.
“Corruption diverts public resources thereby causing much suffering, deprivation and unnecessary death in the country.
“Therefore, if we do not slay corruption with the passion it deserves, we will not get the result that we need.”