Nigeria Needs To Learn From South Africa – MURIC

Director MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola,

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on Nigerians to learn from the fight against corruption by South Africa.

The Muslim body was reacting to the resignation of the former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, last week.

In a statement sent to Concise News by its director, Ishaq Akintola, the group said where a president is booted out for being corrupt, our own president is being pressurized to leave office for fighting corruption.

While describing the democracy of South Africa as mature, MURIC noted that foreign countries would be laughing at Nigeria as they watch the unfolding drama.

Akintola, who recalled that two former heads of state have openly asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek a second term, claimed the National Assembly is also fighting “tooth and nail” to get rid of the president.

MURIC said: “Buhari’s major selling point has been his incorruptibility. He has no house in London. None in Paris or any foreign country for that matter. Neither has any stolen fund been traced to him before and during his tenure.

“He has succeeded in blocking leakages through which our common patrimony has been siphoned into the private pockets of greedy politicians. Foreign countries endorse him as a leader of unassailable integrity and the naira is getting back its lost glory as a result of all these. Prices of goods are falling.

“Diversification of the economy is turning other sectors into veritable sources of income. The railways are roaring back.

“Agriculture is once again taking its prime of place, electricity supply is witnessing unprecedented improvement while macadam roads are fast replacing the death traps which claimed hundreds of lives on a regular basis. Buhari’s social welfare scheme is already taking care of thousands of Nigerian youths.”

The group noted that it can testify that corruption is receiving deadly blows from the Buhari administration and it may eventually die for Nigeria to survive if Buhari the chance to consolidate on the present gains.

“If it is true that South Africa expelled its corrupt president for the sake of South Africa, Nigeria must retain its incorruptible leader for the sake of Nigeria,” MURIC added.

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