The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the Federal Government over the recent indictment by the United States government.
The US government had indicted the President Goodluck Jonathan led Federal Government of massive and widespread corruption.
This was contained in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, which was released last Friday.
Reacting to the news, the Executive Chairman of CACOL, Debo Adeniran disclosed that the report corroborated the stand of well-meaning Nigerians as this present government is concerned.
“We are not surprised by the report of the United States and I am sure many Nigerians following events as they unfold, would not be surprised either. It is very clear that this government is the most corrupt in the annals of Nigerian history and we have reiterated that many times.
Corruption still remains the only problem facing the country. The infrastructural decay experienced in the country is as a result of the endemic corruption bedevilling the nation. Our hospitals have become slaughter slabs, all because of pervasive corruption; judiciary has become the woes of the common man, only because of this widespread corruption as well. Pervasive corruption has crippled every sector of our country and President Goodluck Jonathan seems clueless as to how to curb it.
The presidential pardon granted Alamieyeseigha, Bulama and the slap-on-the-wrist judgment given the pension funds thief, Mr. John Yakubu, are enough indictment on this administration. The level of impunity in this government is high compared to other past governments and the President appeared unperturbed by the excessive looting that characterised his government.
There are many scandals in less than three years of Jonathan’s regime than any government would have courted in eight years. An investigation carried out by The Punch sometimes ago, revealed that a total of about N5tr has been lost since Jonathan assumed power in 2010. The development such amount could have brought to our comatose power sector and refineries is better imagined,” Adeniran rued.
He however charged the President to put his feet down and combat the endemic corruption ravaging the country frontally and redeem the image of the country among the comity of nations.