…SAYS NIGERIA MUST JOIN BUHARI IN ANTI- CORRUPTION CRUSADE
The Senator Representing Kogi West Senatorial District
Senator Smart Adeyemi has called for a stiffer penalty for corrupt officials in the country.
Adeyemi who made the suggestion while contributing to issues of corruption in government agencies said only the ‘Mosiac’ or “Sharia’ position on corruption, stand a better chance of dealing with corrupt persons in Nigeria.
Adeyemi said if such stiffer penalty are not melt out on corrupt people, the anti -corruption crusade of President Muhammedu Buhari will remained a mirage.
The statement of the Senator on the floor of the assembly has been interpreted by some quarters to mean introducing life imprisonment or amputation to curb corruption on the nation.
He however said the Federal government should introduce a form of Mechanized farming system; that will serve as a punishment for corrupt people in the Nation regardless of States, Gender and Religion.
According to him, “I urged the Senate President, Deputy, all my colleagues and the Federal Government to apply both Mosaic and Sharia law on anyone caught so as to achieve the main target of President Buhari core objective in his War against Corruption. He continued, I urged you all in this Upper Chamber to let us review the anti corruption law of both the ICPC and EFCC to change the policy method in both Agency to include amputation and life imprisonment. I urge the Federal Government and my Colleagues on resumption from summer holiday we should amend the law of both the EFCC and ICPC so as to free our Nation from the evil pandemic in our Dear Country.
“If we fold our hands and allow this to continue Nigerian will die in penury and infrastructural development will suffer a huge set back because a situation where Constituents in various District lives in abject poverty while somebody or a group of few individuals will mismanaged and embezzled N100 Billion; are you saying we should fold our hands and allow this to continue and put our Country at risk?
“He equally urged the Federal Government to introduce a “mechanized farming system” for corrupt people; which is just the same as life imprisonment for those who are found to be corrupt, to work on the farm, serve their term, serve the Nation, and pay back to the country.” because it is their duty to pay back for the huge inhumane act they’ve caused our Nation
Continuing, “Buhari is the only man that can fight corruption hence if we give him our support by strengthening the Law because, corruption is spreading the more in the Country.
“And for us to curtail this menace that is killing our economy, we must introduce stiffer penalty by introducing Mechanized farming to punish offenders in all the Geopolitical Zones and to all the States of the Federation in order for those who are facing corrupt charges, which we turn to provide another source of revenue to boost the Economy of the Nation.
“Mr. President (Senate) the time to rally round President Mumhamand Buhari and fight Corruption is now”. President Buhari was seen as a Man who can fight Corruption, if we don’t join hands with him (Buhari) to fight corruption then, there is no future for this Country.
Senator Adeyemi’s stand on curbing the menace and irritating corrupt practices in government agencies was applauded by parliaments in the Chamber, as they see a deep sense of patriotism in his position.