Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Advertisement

Obono-Obla: Most of the buildings in Abuja are owned by directors in public service

Obono-Obla: Most of the buildings in Abuja are owned by directors in public service
March 15
15:24 2018
Advertisement

Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, says most properties in Abuja are owned by public officials.

Speaking in Abuja during the launch of DoroCorruption, an anti-corruption mobile app, Obono-Obla said lack of adequate information from the public was stalling efforts by the government to recover such assets.

“My panel will investigate assets of public officers, but have you given us information on public officers who have assets that are beyond their legitimate earnings?” he asked.

“We know them. Most of the buildings in Abuja are owned by directors in public service. How much are they earning? You know these people, they are your neighbours and you don’t give us information. How then do we help government fight corruption?”

He said the anti-corruption fight can only succeed when Nigerians speak out and refuse to condone the act which he described as an ill-wind that would bring no good.

“We need the support of civil society, the civil society should assist the Federal  Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) in getting information on those that have properties abroad but don’t pay tax in Nigeria. This would help in taming corruption in the country.”

Adeniran Akingbolahan, special adviser to the vice-president on the rule of law, said Nigerians must learn to separate ethnic loyalties and other primordial sentiments in fighting corruption.

“Whenever we say we’re fighting corruption, we don’t know the magnitude. Nigerians don’t ask questions about how folks enrich themselves. Gone are the days when a good name was king, now we want quick money and move on,” he said.

The convener of the “Say No Campaign” and initiator of the mobile app, Ezenwa Nwagwu, frowned at the habitual abuse of judicial processes by some corrupt Nigerians, noting that this would send wrong signals to generations yet unborn that corruption pays.

The DoroCorruption mobile app is a purpose-built software that informs Nigerians about the latest trends in the anti-corruption sphere, as well as giving members of the public and private sectors an avenue to conveniently report cases of corruption.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
November 9, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
Advertisement
Advertisement