Ambode’s Wife Urges Women To Take A Stand Against Corruption
By Oladipupo Mojeed
Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Governor of Lagos State has appealed women to take a stand against corruption.
Ambode who emphasised the need for early inculcation of right virtues in children from the home front said “let us begin the fight from our homes “.
She appealed parents to discouraging any act, behaviour and attitude that abets corruption.
Speaking at the South-West Rollout of the Nigerian Women Against Corruption Initiative held at the Haven Event Centre in Ikeja, Lagos, she said it was time for Nigerian women to take a stand against corruption by ensuring that their children are given the right upbringing based on time-honoured values of honesty, integrity, trust, fear of God and dignity of labour.
The initiative is a project of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the office of Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari.
Ambode identified corruption as one of the major factors responsible for the current state of the Nigerian economy, but maintained that women are strategically positioned by their role as moulders of characters and behaviours to lead the way in the anti-graft war.
“If we succeed as individuals in our various homes, there will be no room for corruption and corrupt practices in the larger society.”
She also commended EFCC for the initiative aimed at engaging women, who she said account for half of Nigeria’s population, in the fight against corruption, and expressed optimism that the campaign would go a long way in helping to achieve the desired effect on the polity.