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Nigeria is heading for doom if we fail to tackle corruption – Justice salami

Justice Issa Ayo salami, the former president of the Court of appeal, says Nigeria is heading for definite doom is nothing is done to place an end to corruption within the country,

Daily Trust reports. salami made this statement at the national conference and annual general meeting of the Committee of Heads of Internal Audit Departments/Units in Nigerian Universities at Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara state.

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Salami, while speaking at the event said: “One’s job and integrity are inseparable and should not be separated because the moment professionalism is compromised, it (the profession) becomes in most cases, ineffective.

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“May I ask which of the professions is being practised in Nigeria with due integrity? Certainly, there’s none. I want to say at the risk of repetition but for the purpose of emphasis, that Nigeria is heading for doom if it fails to drastically deal with the chronic disease of lack of integrity in the practice of the professions. To my mind, all are practised with impunity and damning consequences.

“All virtues such as courage, truthfulness, dutifulness, hard work, brilliance, skillfulness, productivity, and competence are universal principles anywhere all over the world. In the same vein, their opposites such as stealing, idleness, falsehood, laziness, betrayal of trust, smart practices, incompetence and recklessness stand condemnable anywhere in the world. Nigeria cannot be an exception.”

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo accused the Goodluck Jonathan administration of carrying out grand corruption with impunity during its tenure. Osinbajo made the accusation on Monday, November 12, when delivering the 40th anniversary lecture of the Association of Friends in Lagos.

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