We don’t need a looters’ list
For over one week now, the major issue dominating discuss is the looters’ list which was released by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. First of all, I don’t understand of what good that list is to Nigerians, if the people who looted the country are not prosecuted. Also, there is no evidence to show that those people on the list stole money; no court has convicted them. There are some people who have been in court over corruption allegation since this administration assumed office and we are yet to see the end of the trial. Nobody accused of corruption since it came into power has been jailed. So, it is not about releasing a list.
This government came in with the promise to fight corruption and in fact make Nigeria better, but we are yet to see changes, three years down the line.
If indeed this government is serious about fighting corruption, it should charge all those who have been indicted of stealing public funds to court and it should also urge the judiciary to expedite hearing in the cases so that those found guilty can face the law. Also, it was observed that many PDP members who were hitherto accused of looting and have now defected to the All Progressives Congress, are not on the list. There should be no sacred cow in the fight against corruption.