Elected or appointed Officers in Nigeria who corruptly amassed more wealth than needed are nothing but mad, the Vice-Chancellor of Al Hikma University, Ilorin, Professor Taofeek Ibrahim said.
In a press briefing in Ilorin yesterday, ahead of the Institution’s seventh Convocation which comes up on the 30th of September 2017, Ibrahim said any elected public office holder who corruptly enriched himself, thereby “amasing more wealth than he needed, must be closer to a madman.”
“The indices of Nigeria have given us a sign of how our leaders are performing. We can assess them in several other sectors. We should, however, know that anyone who amassed what he doesn’t need is mad.”
Prof. Ibrahim also added that an unprecedented poverty among majority Nigerians could happen if the rate of corruption among public office holders continues.
“The exorbitant running of Nigeria’s government should not continue at the peril of its citizenry’s massive poverty and the country’s under development. I necessarily wish to support the recent view of a very successful Nigerian businessman, and strongly so, that our National Assembly should be run on part-time basis.
“Members should come from their various businesses or public sector, it should not be for people without jobs who has nothing doing and want to make easy money out of government and governance. “
Al Hikma University celebrates its convocation ceremony on Saturday, September 30th 2017 with 916 students graduating across various disciplines.
The breakdown showed that 827 are undergraduates while 89 are postgraduates.
A further breakdown disclosed that 16 came out with First Classes, 208 Second Class Upper, 434 Second Class Lower, 143 Third Class and 26 pass category.