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Many Exposures From So-called Anti-corruption Czars, Are Mind-blowing But Highly Contradictive And Misleading

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“Unexposed Details Of Corrupt Act, Oxygenate Its Breading Capacity Which Allows Evil Men To Capitalise On Gullibility Of Nigerians To Pepetuate Themselves Into Power To Embezzle Resources Of State”
– Part (2)

“Such discoveries usually are regarded as classified information by Mr President and kept in view possibly under review and the details are made to be under lock and key completely away from the public whose support the anti-corruption Czar supposedly would need to protect themselves from the amorphous nature and cohesiveness of the culprits in the face of such denmning accusations. Especially so when the whole saga is been subjected to a series of ambiguities deliberately, thereby attracting lots of bottlenecks created here and there to give ample room for interferences by vested interest. It becomes a misnomer when the bits and pieces of such information as an afterthought are being put forward by the anti-corruption Czar as a rehearsed story with undertones that are contradictive, is indicative of a highly compromised hatched job shrouded in deceit meant to fail. Saying so further to exonerate oneself will be tantamount to one trying to justify nefariousness without the “will” to fight corruption in a concerted manner, which is nothing but playing to the gallery which makes no sense other than ego-tripping.”
– Obi Ojage

By Obi Ojage

Corruption is not a story meant to be told in past tense by anyone with an aim to ruffle feathers, call for attention or curry undue favours. But it is a highly condemnable shortcut to success devoid of hard work leveraged on a highly primitive human character and exertion when it takes the form of looting or an excessive embezzlement of resources meant for public good being carted away by an individual or group mindlessly.

Such an act deserves exposure everywhere in the human world where those found culpable are expected to be punished by whatever means possible when and wherever corruption races its ugly head to save the sanity of a nation and its people from abject poverty and degradation.

A situation where fewer persons become extremely rich at the expense of the majority who languish in poverty out of no fault of theirs, cannot be accepted nor tolerated in a decent human society endowed with able men, mineral and material resources as we have here in our beloved country Nigeria, except those habited by beast or men of low self-esteem. Whenever such acts are mentioned in the past tense they become just an abusive adjective or pronoun for blessed memories to the pleasure of its beneficiaries while at the same time, it aggravates annoyance amongst the poor who become victims as a result of that.

It is wrong for an anti-corruption Czar or anyone for that matter to say they’re fighting corruption whereas often than not, these persons are in the habit of concealing information gathered or made available to them by whistle-blowers for their prompt use to openly attract public opprobrium on the corrupt only for such information finding its way surreptitiously to the table of the President who has no business with it before such allegations are being investigated.

Such discoveries usually are regarded as classified information by Mr President and kept in view possibly under review and the details are made to be under lock and key completely away from the public whose support the anti-corruption Czar supposedly would need to protect themselves from the amorphous nature and cohesiveness of the culprits in the face of such denmning accusations. Especially so when the whole saga is been subjected to a series of ambiguities deliberately, thereby attracting lots of bottlenecks created here and there to give ample room for interferences by vested interest.

It becomes a misnomer when the bits and pieces of such information as an afterthought are being put forward by the anti-corruption Czar as a rehearsed story with undertones that are contradictive, is indicative of a highly compromised hatched job shrouded in deceit meant to fail. Saying so further to exonerate oneself will be tantamount to one trying to justify nefariousness without the “will” to fight corruption in a concerted manner, which is nothing but playing to the gallery which makes no sense other than ego-tripping.

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Whoever employed such an approach, to say the least, was merely being courageous by half beneath the ambivalence of the office and barely using their nose to poke into the norms and prevalence that endures in an endemic society engrossed in thieving, and overtly immersed in profligacy the type only the practice of uprightness infused into the subconscious mind of those saddled with the fight against corruption would’ve helped bring an end to such habitual past time if you like.

This is not a matter of forcing, grandstanding or blaming the courts for measures that have been originally programmed to fail due to the insincerity and compromises associated with each dealing, all that is just a gimmick.

In that case, the documented files so claimed by those fighting corruption are mostly programmed in such a way that at each station of its review warranting action, someone must imply on the process to reap bountifully from the exercise as it were for the file to proceed to another station for verification. And it continues to move ad infinitum until Nigerians get fed up and give up the noises.

In the situation where they can’t do so smoothly and successfully due to other factors tied to the game of give-and-take as it is enshrined in the racket, the shout of wolves resonates. And the aggressor who, in this case, is the anti-corruption Czars becomes the victim as a result of the underhand practice that has gone awry.

It is at this point that the victim gets reprieved and gathers composure to reinvent themself through another election circle where they now freely use the looted funds to influence voters and the votes either for themselves or in support of those who may have assured them of the forgiveness of their past sins should they win. These are the issues. And why corruption flourishes in Nigeria despite the activities of the anti-corruption Czars in succession.

It is such that even when their victims are caught with raw evidence, it makes no difference apart from the noise that follows such discoveries lasting for a few days during which time, few moves are made to invite the alleged criminal for interrogation which may last for one or two days depending on the volume of noises that were made to warrant such investigation which now serves as an appeasement towards aggressive public feelings who are now been reassured that the law would take its course. With this, calmness is restored while the handlers now restrategize to further conceal the truth.

I bet you, nothing ever happens in such a case scenario because the proceeds of crime are bound to go around to all those in the offices involved in the fight against corruption as it were, to keep quiet for god’s blessings have now reached them with no trace of culpability whatsoever this time around, either to their names or any trace to their institution. Everyone takes his or her share and the next thing to hear is that corruption has fought back, blablabla. That closes the chapter.

Bringing information on those found to be corrupt within the system to the notice of the President in this case is not necessary. Except the person wishes to put the president’s moral uprightness to the test especially when his activities as the president before the laws come under the purview of the same radar in the case where he is found culpable. And that is uncalled for in such a case. The president may be above board but what of those working with him, are they too?

I can’t truly understand why one is given a job to do backed by law, and this person chooses to involve a man saddled with weightier responsibilities as the president to dictate to the person what to do. It is either the person is incompetent or has something in his sleeves unknown to anyone except himself and the president whom he now wishes to drag into an area which is preserved and reserved only for the institution or the body meant to handle matters whose activities are backed by law.

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The whole idea in such a scenario to my mind is mischievous and highly suspect. What it means is that the person involved in this case is only trying to make himself available formally as a tool in the hands of Mr President or anyone for that matter in anticipation of his willingness in the future to manipulate and twist the law to take care of vested interest. In this case, nobody else will be used to foster such concealed runs but himself being the person saddled with the responsibility to fight corruption. He is, so to speak, the rightful person to be used to act as the go-between to satisfy those interests in a natural and concealed manner.

Usually, such approaches help the CZar so-called to cultivate trust on the part of both his boss and the victims of corruption who see him as an ally and that further acts as a boost which allows him to further occupy such an office in perpetuity due to his compliance where he now becomes a secret billionaire while at the same time creating a scapegoat out of the group of Benchers handling such cases and those at the Bar, both of who now bear the brunt in the eyes of the public for their failures to expedite action in giving accelerated hearing to the matter brought before them. As such, the victims of corruption continue to walk as free men enjoying their loot unmolested courtesy of a combined team of both the Czar and the President in office.”

As you can see, all of these are gimmicks and dubious methods used variously by most of the so-called anti-corruption Czars to conceal their involvement in the racket. That is why corruption thrives in Nigeria unabated.

Those involved who come out to tell us their part of the story do so only when their union has collapsed and the centre refuses to hold. All of that may have failed due to many factors.

One of them could be the repulsion and uncanny handling of the issues by the CZars usually out of greed or by putting his interest above that of his boss and demanding what is not in the interest of the corrupt who now acts as his second boss with whom they now work as a team in deceiving Nigerians.

Any attempt at this point to exert his authority as it should be in his position as an anti-corruption Czar before his victims will be resisted. He will be reminded by the alleged looter of the covenant he has entered otherwise they would demand his sack. That is usually where the fight starts. And of course, corruption and the corrupt must win.Comrade Obi Ojage and Prof Jerry Ghana

I know what it sounds like because I have been a victim to know what it takes to fight institutionalised corruption as an upright person. You either shape in or shape out, barracks remain solid and the parade continues.

I must emphasise here that I served on the Board of the Federal Radio Cooperation of Nigeria (FRCN) Abuja, in the year of Lord, 2000, way before the likes of Dr Doyen Okukpe and Senator Chris Anyanwu became members of that Board; just to tell you the magnitude of the board which was not only a first-class boarding rating but one that was lucrative in terms of revenue generation as well as its depth on social influence and public indoctrination beside being the largest radio station in the whole of Africa in reach and spread. Therefore when you find those who were supposed to question the wrongdoings or mismanagement as it were, in their place of duty when they should, now choose to keep quiet, is not mostly because theyre scared or that all is well.

It is either because their mouths may have been full of “Carrots” willingly taken in on their own accord for their enjoyment or it is been forced on them in fulfilment of what is obtained thereto, making it extremely difficult for them to speak out loudly, or they had saints or a less covetous Director General to work with at their time.

I suffered the same fate as all others who were sincere in their fight against graft. Even though my case sounded different. While others heiniously concealed information available to them from the public on those who stole our common patrimony, I was accused falsely of divulging classified government information over the same matter to the press by the Director General of the Cooperation at the time, Mr Eddy Iroh, a highly desperate gross material human being who, over time, became synonymous with FRCN where an entire management staff panicked on the mere mention of his name. His words were law not until the inauguration of our board meant to oversee his activities as head of management began to erode his egotism.

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Thenceforth, the novelty of his journalistic claims and name-dropping especially that of late Mrs Stella Obasanjo (Nigerians former First Lady) who was being rumoured to be his guiding Angel become a mirage to me as a veteran in the profession who cared less, now sitting on the board that oversees his activities, It was “Hellish” for Iroh to cope! So he found a way around the then Honourable Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana armed with fabricated lies. In ignorance and being under undue pressure by my adversaries within and outside Abuja, without hearing my part of the story, the minister, being a supervisory ministry commenced to act. I was cut short from serving my full term of four years as Director on the Board of the (FRCN) Abuja due to vested interest orchestrated remotely by human devils.

This, unfortunately, caused my state of Cross River to lose that golden opportunity in my time to have Cross Riverians as well as those from the south fill their quoter into managerial positions of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Abuja including the five zonal stations of Lagos, the FCT, Kaduna, Enugu, and Ibadan FM stations respectively; through my presence and influence which I was poise to exert to reflect Federal character dictum as the whole place was dominated mostly by those from Yoruba and Hausa extraction with an infinitesimal number of junior staff from the Eastern and Southern zones scattered here and there.

However, my consolation was rif when, before my own eyes, those who were instrumental to my woes later suffered more harm than they thought I did. As I speak, their souls are not at rest as a result of that singular act because of my innocence, unknown to them that what befalls them in succession is a result of what they did to me as a Christ Devotee. Wickedness or greed is the function of incessant fear commonly exhibited by those less endowed, while such threats are amplified by indolence and graced by both opportunists, turned coats, backbiters and egocentrics.

This is part of why corruption shall never be eradicated in Nigeria, not even the so-called “revolution” proposed by activists and lovers of our dear country here and Abroad can stop the madness. Neither can it be erased from the psyche of our leaders who freely exhibit such primitive mindset backed by an attitude that encourages them to be unconscionable in their unreasonable acquisition of ill-gotten wealth in a magnitude and scale unheard of anywhere in modern society. All because they have access to huge public funds entrusted in their care meant for development purposes which they squander with reckless abandon unchecked by the various institutions saddled with the responsibility to do so.

And without such criminality attracting punitive measures in the face of it, with adequate punishment meted on those found culpable, except, as some people often assert, relief shall come only if the almighty in its wisdom decide to choose from the brave ones amongst us, and enthroned our version of Ghana’s J. J. Rollings who shall carry out what Rollings did in his home country Ghana, replicated here in Nigeria against those found culpable in perpetrating, glorifying and enforcing corruption psychically as a way of life in our beloved country.

“Not until then, we will continue to bear the brunt under the jackboot of the “thieving haves at the expense of the have-nots” in a quietude akin to a conquered people. Thank you very much for your time.”

END Time Message!

GOD WITH US……

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