The office of the President of Nigeria, is to hold a workshop to educate governors, ministers, directors of ministries, council chairmen and other senior... (7) Comment
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worried Nigerian Delta, Nigeria March 08, 2012
I hate GEJ he is a failure
My two kobo Ontario, California, USA December 14, 2011
Mr. President, are you trying to teach a thief how not to be caught in the act? You should be thanking these foreign countries for having such stringent measures to aid you in the fight against corruption. I think that the workshop should be entitled "the penalties that will be melted out if you decide to engage in such activities" and that is if there is any valid reason for the workshop. In my opinion, it is another example of wasting the peoples' money. EFCC should use the information thus gathered to go after the corrupt officials.
Chinyere HULL, Unite KINGDOM December 13, 2011
Let this workshop have action plan of monitoring and reporting procedure.It willl not be infringement of their civil liberties to ask them to declare how much to spend abroad to avoid red flags. This will invariably affect our perception in the eyes of prrospective investors.
"Coming In From The Cold" In California, U.S.A. December 13, 2011
What is this President thinking or doing, and what is the purpose of this workshop? To me, it seems the President is holding a workshop to educate our rogue government officials on how to hide their overseas spending activities very well to avoid the watchful eyes of these foreign governments who can report them and cause them to be investigated by EFCC or ICPC. It’s like the President is trying to say, “don’t make us all look bad by way of your wasteful spending habits which can cause discontentment, restiveness, and unwarranted investigations here at home.”
And I quote from the article - “This is due to the robust nature of the anti-corruption laws of some countries which trigger ‘red flags’ in their systems whenever patterns of frivolous spending are observed. Such records are often used as basis for investment advice to their business communities and sometimes employed in taking visa decisions with respect to such officials.”
In short, the President wants to educate “our thieves” to hide their ostentatious extravagance from the prying eyes of these foreign governments to avoid being denied visas, especially when they need to go there for medical treatments, or other good things of life.
So, they have a different reason for their worries and concerns. The purpose of the workshop is not to educate government officials about not stealing public funds, but to steal and hide it “well-well.” GEJ and his cohorts are not worried or afraid of Nigerians or the ineffective laws of our land because they know we can’t do “jack shit” about their stealing and looting. They are only worried sick about the robust anti-corruption laws of other countries where they need visas to travel to, to go spend their ill-gotten wealth. They don’t care or give a hoot about us.
And you think these egregious “leaders” care about us? Think again. They must be booted out of office, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY, NOW!
Ade Oba Houston, USA December 07, 2011
The former governor of Illinois in the US was yesterday sentenced to 14years jail for curruption. That is what we are talking about. Mr. President don"t treat this menance with kid's gloves.
Do not waste Nigerian money talking to these people. It is action! action!! action!!! that is what is needed. Set an effective and prompt judicial system that can put those found wanting of corruption in jail.
OMOTAYO, J. A. Lagos, NIGERIA December 06, 2011
This workshop will be counter-productive. Why? Looters will travel abroad and pretend not to have money while in public service. Meanwhile the wired money will stay in foreign banks vaults until they will be out of office. Apart from the above, Mr. Obasonjo held similar retreats during his tenure and established the EFCC and ICPC.
Yet looting of the treasury did not stop. Rather than waste public fund on workshop, let our laws be enforced like other European countries and the US. God save Nigeria.
Larry Jones Olumbus, Ohio, USA December 05, 2011
The President has a good intention about corruption but talking to these folks will not get the job done. Whatever the president talks to their right ears will be coming out from their left ears. Some of them may even be sleeping during the seminar..
The only thing that will solve or drastically reduce this corruption virus is to set up corruption courts that will put those found guilty in long term prison without much delay. Most Nigerians don't like going to prison. Moreso, this will hurt them and their family for life. A serious action requires a serious reaction Mr. President. God bless Nigeria.