Senator Joseph Waku, the National Vice Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has called the comments by Mrs. Hilary Clinton, the US Secretary... (4) Comment
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HENRY DALLAS, USA/NIGERIA August 14, 2009
Senator Waku, if by convictions you mean the like of forfeiting some paltry sums of money by Igbenedion and going scott free. It seems like you are out of touch of what Nigerians want. Out of the cases that the former EFCC Czar started, how many have been completed or what has come out of them. Treasury looting has edged higher since last year under the slogan of the "Rule of Law".
Nobody dislikes the Rule of Law, however, these cronies are using it to defeat the fight against corruption, and you, one of the senators is endorsing it. If not, how can you challange Ms Clinton.
You think the eyes don't see, even from afar. The world knows when a country is serious against a course and when they are not. Right now, I can count of at the least 3 cases that is dying without reviving ( the siemens scandal, the wilbros, & the haliburton scandal) just to mention but a few. The EFCC, as far as I know is inactive, untill they prove me otherwise.
And to correct you, it has been proven that over 70% of all convictions since the conception of EFCC was under the previous Czar, and I mean notable convictions, not the likes of what we are seeing in the present day. So Senator Waku, if you are really a senator, go to the senate and tell them that Nigerains are tired of lip service, WE NEED CONVICTIONS OF TREASURY LOOTERS; WHOEVER IT MAY BE!!!!!!!!!
Cliff Baltimore, MD, USA August 14, 2009
Mrs Clinton was very right to call the EFCC out, I think this super corrupt Arewa chairman should go and hide his head in shame, if all the immediate past Governors are working free with all the billions stolen not even one of them have bee near a prison yard talkless of spending one night there, then the EFCC is nothing but boys scout today.
No one anywhere in the world in there right mind thinks the EFCC under Fraudster hand picked Mrs. Waziri has the same effectiveness as the EFCC of AIG Ribadu, may be only you Mr. Waku. so I strongly suggest you shout up your mouth and continue to loot as you have been doing after all Waziri is one of you.
You mention N50 billion recovered by EFCC under Waziri, gangster Ibori alone yar'adua right hand man stole over N500 billion or are talking of IBB, Ordili, Orji, etc etc all other criminals AKA ex-governors, ministers----- we are talking of over N300 trillion and you are impressed with N50 billion shame shame on you.
Oyebamiji Jacobs Laurel, MD., USA August 14, 2009
I agreed 100% with Hillary and I think PDP and other people talking should see her comment as a challenge.
Nigeria refused to developed, refused to grow and consistently refused to mature politically. We have to face the truth, and we need to talk to ourselves.
When are we going to develop or when are we going to be like UK or USA. We can't get to nowhere because 'corruption and concentration of wealth in few hands' as Clinton observed, has become a must for almost everybody in Nigeria.
For example, an individual raised some money for Obama for America during the President Obama's campaign and the money could get to nowhere but only in his pocket. I don't know what anybody can call that.
In Nigeria, people struggle to become millionaire but in UK or America, people struggle to be average, get your bills paid and have some change left.
How will you explain, government officials controlling million of Naira. Their prayer is to be voted for so that they can get as much as possible like former A or B. We read about them always. We need to beg God for restoration if not Nigeria will never come back to its formal position.
In 1992, $2000 was equivalent to N20, 000, today we all know how much $2000 could be in Naira.
But I belief that God still love us and one day, one beautiful day, God will answer our prayers on Nigeria. God will raise another ‘Rawlings ‘in Nigeria. Until when we have somebody who is capable of confiscating ill-gotten properties and illegal wealth, until when we have somebody who can fight for truth with his blood, until when we have real government of the people, Nigeria will never be recognized.
Everyday, millions of mails from 419's in Nigeria. You have to think twice before you accept you actually come from Nigeria. Frankly speaking, we have to do something, we’ve got to do something and God will see us through.
So please, I will appreciate it if we can leave Clinton alone with her observation and work on ourselves real good. One day God will help this country!
Tejiri Brooklyn NY, USA August 14, 2009
Well, I do not blaim Senator Waku Waker because maybe he is one one of the EFCC next victims and as such trying to cover up with the EFCC in his own part.