Former Nigerian Senate President wants more corrupt politicians down


Former Nigerian Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani, on Tuesday said more corrupt politicians who have looted the country’s treasury should be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.

Nnamani, who was a guest lecturer at the fifth matriculation ceremony of Tansian University, Umunya, Oyi Council Area of Anambra State, noted that Nigeria’s effort to combat corruption which had eaten deep into the nation's fabric was feeble and incommensurate.

He disclosed that the education sector is one of the several areas that have been engulfed in a cycle of unchecked corruption in the country.

The ex-Senate president said corruption was responsible for the continuous decline in academic standard in the country, stating that stringent measures should be taken by private tertiary institutions to avoid the pitfall.

“Students and authorities in public universities have grossly compromised the ethics of sound university education, which had resulted in the breeding of half-baked graduates who cannot fit into the highly competitive labour market,” Nnamani said.

He also lamented that incessant strike actions in government -owned tertiary institutions have impacted negatively on the education system and quality of graduates.

He recommended the establishment of more private universities in the country to boost qualitative education, stressing that graduates from private universities are more knowledgeable, skilful and could participate actively in the increasingly competitive global market.


Okodili Ndidi via The Nation

Former Nigerian Senate President speaks

Nnamani managed the Senate that killed Obasanjo's 3rd term