Monday, February 29, 2016

What is corruption costing you and me?


This month, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission reported that it had recovered about N170 million from those who looted the government treasury. That money could have provided a 17-classroom block with capacity of 595 students. This is just one conservative estimate of the costs of corruption.

 

Corruption stunts development in any society and our country Nigeria unfortunately remains a glaring example. Corruption steals the future of bright and talented Nigerians, robbing them of a chance to achieve their full potential. Corruption takes the lives of family, friends and loved ones. Corruption is like a virus; it affects every Nigerian; rich or poor, Christian or Muslim and manifests in various ways  - deaths from lack of good roads, extortion and bribery, the importation of substandard products and manufacture of fake drugs.

Studies show that corruption thrives anywhere secrecy is the norm, in societies where citizens don’t have the access to public information. It is demonstrated in offices where connections to government officials are valued over the ability to perform.
After insurgency, Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, has corruption as its biggest problem, and as corruption grows,  the cost of corruption on innocent citizens increases in tandem.
With this video, BudgIT on behalf of the implementing partners of the Access Nigeria Project aim to enlighten citizens on the cost of corruption and facilitate collective civil action which can tackle the unfolding dynamics of corruption and halt its spread.

Access Nigeria Project  is a project funded by the US Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, which addresses issues around transparency and accountability in the justice and security sectors. The scheme also aims to strengthen governance at all levels, with a view towards increasing social awareness in citizenry and working towards long-term sustainability of these objectives whilst empirically measuring impact.

50 comments:

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well with us


...merited happiness

femi fex said...

Just N170 million? Or billion you meant to say? Kai corruption has just started

Godwin Oseezy said...

Same old shit....












Wild flowers!

George walter said...

God help Naija


* Lamborghini owner *

Sylvia said...

I hope d recovered money will be used in making naija better

golda awosika said...

Well, wat can we do?!




#*karlishah*

freeborn zinalima said...

Hmmmm another lies from the pit of a...p...c. Scam party.nigeria is flourishing well every body is enjoying it until terrorist buhari declare his scam change every thing is now bad as fulani mans dick if this is the kind of change or chanjiii this idiot is given please we need the corruption back oooo.
Who are u fools deceiving can wee see the real pictures of it liars only fools and animals will celebrate this lie.
What corruption cause indeed and what has so scam change brought to Nigeria fools answer it yoruba and hausa are just a shame to democracy like the zombie call buhari.




















#sad indeed

freeborn zinalima said...

Hmmmm another lies from the pit of a...p...c. Scam party.nigeria is flourishing well every body is enjoying it until terrorist buhari declare his scam change every thing is now bad as fulani mans dick if this is the kind of change or chanjiii this idiot is given please we need the corruption back oooo.
Who are u fools deceiving can wee see the real pictures of it liars only fools and animals will celebrate this lie.
What corruption cause indeed and what has so scam change brought to Nigeria fools answer it yoruba and hausa are just a shame to democracy like the zombie call buhari.




















#sad indeed

lInda's bestIe said...

Na wa ooooooo

Uju Phil said...

Andwwhere's thefund recovered? Mtew, liers!

Anthony Sylvanus said...

Noted

damba israel said...

Abeggi who him help self??




My view not urs!!!!

mamazee a said...

#Askquestions#

El Fidel said...


Make me hear word biko
Nonsense

BelieveAll Outreach said...

MUST READ: I FOUND HIM

ADEWALE ADEGOKE GIS BLOG said...

This video would have delivered a cogent message if a Nigerian or indigenous sounding voice was used.This video simply markets the author not build the capacity of the Nigerian citizen.Its an epic fail.

Ogenah Boris said...

Corruption is the reason Nigeria is still underdeveloped

ojoma brown said...

I'm. Really enlightened. Jst dat ethnic n religious Barriers r Rilly standing As a curb to d Wheel of progress in dis Nation.jst Becos he is ur. Tribe or religion. Most ppl wil prefer to cover dere evils of ddere. Corrupt leaders. I don't tink. Educated ppl Wil do dis bt I'm. Surprise dat Some educated ppl cover up 4 our corrupt leaders jst becos dey. R same party, tribe or religion. Wat A shame

Juliet Iwuno said...

Good one. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

170m...are you guys ridiculously stupid?..so after all this noise na 170m una don recover...hopeless - Bane

Uzo said...

Same talk all the time, the money wey the Waka waka president take they travel would have been used for something better too.

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

That's crazy, this part of the world.

Saphire Muna said...

Atleast the government on power now claim nt to be corrupt mgbo? Let them start working already pls... With jonathan corrupt government I ws buying pure water for #5... With buhari uncorrupt and innocent government, we all know the price of things now... It seems that corrupt government is better than this innocent government of mr traveller
.... We need change.....asin favourable change... Nt this untold hardship pple are expriencing today..... Oluwa e joor come save our country Nigeria








...... Liber maniac.....
........ God bless Nigeria.....

Miriam Aguzie said...

Okay#Lindangwanu#

Anonymous said...

Linda Ikeji followers are too concerned about giveaways and saying anything to get attention on the blog, claiming Linda's son, cousin, loyalist,first son, last son, Linda take note! and so on. They also have tribalism and religion built around their reasoning faculty which will not allow them see anything good that buhari does.they are not concern ed about their future but rather want to eat it now,isreal youths crying to go back to Egypt

nony bright said...

They always recover money but will neva tell us how itz spent after recovery!... Dis z all crap

Rosh said...

Is 170m not too small when compared with the cost of recovery?

Rosh said...

Is 170m not too small when compared with the cost of recovery?

Bebee said...

R u f**king kiddn me? So all this paparazzi everyday for EFCC and its N170m they manage to recover in a month. So lets assume we spent almost a year of Ajalas tenure recovering about N1bn abi? If we spent all this time focusing on implementing agricultural policies and creating jobs, we would be poised to quadriple that amount. But nooo, Ajala would rather go globetrotting and charge his darling bulldog EFCC to focus on less than 0.5% of 'corrupt' nigerians while ignoring the needs of the remaining 99.5%. Nansense!

Luciana Chinda said...

Hmmmmmmmm!

christiana christiana said...

Big thing oooo



#spritual

Anonymous said...

Abeg interpret for Igbo's, cos some of them call it witch hunt. The same way they didn't tell their brother GEJ to do the same when he was presido, reason being that, stealing is not corruption. They prefer that govt officials are not probed especially when they are from SE and SS. Igbo's when you enter in 2019 if it ever happens in my generation, copy Buhari and probe his administration too. That's the trend govt should follow. Thank God PMB started it. This is to the foolish Igbo's cos some are truthful.

Anonymous said...

That isn't a conservative estimate. Are they saying it takes N10m to build one classroom? That amount in my opinion can build a couple of schools. If well disbursed.

Anonymous said...

I love this!
Death to looters!!

Pearlie said...

They should put the recovered money to good use oo.

Anonymous said...

This is a very good campaign, we need to start asking questions to stop this exploitations by our politicians/leaders. Government is supposed to take care of the citizens, and vice versa by paying our taxes to support the government in achieving its set goals and targets. But we have to start making sure our taxes are put in good use. #askquestions. Demand for transparency in government.

Anonymous said...

This is a very good campaign, we need to start asking questions to stop this exploitations by our politicians/leaders. Government is supposed to take care of the citizens, and vice versa by paying our taxes to support the government in achieving its set goals and targets. But we have to start making sure our taxes are put in good use. #askquestions. Demand for transparency in government.

Amaka.u.l said...

Seen

dee boi said...

Good to know buh dat amount is small compared to the noise... dee

Anonymous said...

Yes there's been corruption for decades, the immediate past Govt took it to highs we didn't think possible. I believe it's a good start to recover the loot from the recent thieves and punish them. We sorely need deterrents and a recalibration of the system. See how the present Govt is reopening the Halliburton case. For sure, some pre-Jonathan era thieves will be suffering some discomfiture as we speak. It's amazing how some Nigerians speak ill of this Govt when we don't have basic utilities. I can't wrap my head around it.

Sam said...

Is it not the looted money that they are recovering that they will use to promote agriculture? Is it not better to recover the money than to borrow and be owing nations? Collect sense!

Anonymous said...

Wont they buy comfortable quality chairs and put in the classrooms? It is not only the building that is the thing. What about the furnishing?

Anonymous said...

Na small small na. We shall get there

Anonymous said...

It is not easy to get those politicians to cough out all the money. Some of them are stubborn and will be looking for good lawyers to bail them and use the money to bribe judges to delay the case.

Charles Okafor said...

Choi.. Nawa oo















Enugu's second shoe designer

Amos Mohammed said...

Infect ehhhh!! I have to stop reading cus I was disappointed.this administration spent almost one year in their almighty anti corruption war just to recover 170million not even billion.even 170million they they said it could have been use to provide 17blocks of class room with a capacity of 595 students.I de laugh in Obasanjo voice lolz.this government is worst believe it or u leave it; thief steal thief collect.

FRESH said...

That's your personal opinion. Others say they are enlightened by it.

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Okay....



#FINEST

nello said...

This month

eScribbles said...

Simple truth...as plain as it gets!!

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