His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha has advocated preventive measures against corrupt practices in the Nigerian public service and among public officials. The former governor of Imo State argued that; “It is cheaper and more effective when government takes actions that could discourage corruption, thereby preventing it from taking place in the place.”
The multi-billionaire philanthropist, leadership icon and mentor to thousands of youths, made this known while contributing to a debate during plenary on the floor of the Senate on Thursday, 6th February, 2020.
Expatiating on this later, Senator Okorocha argued that; “fighting corruption is a lot more expensive and more difficult than preventing it. He however commended the anti-graft agencies in the country, especially, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) for raising the bar in the fight against graft in the country.
“Fighting corruption is a tedious and sometimes dangerous task. But for whatever it is worth, we cannot and should not condone corruption. We must take more creative approaches to reducing corruption to the barest minimum.”
Some of the preventive measures suggested by the APC national leader are;
MORE DISCIPLINED AND HONEST PEOPLE SHOULD GET INVOLVED IN POLITICS
IMPROVED PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE
STRENGTHENING PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
IMPROVING WELFARE OF PUBLIC SERVANTS
Recall that as the governor of Imo State, His Excellency Senator Rochas Okorocha took deliberate steps to plug wastages in public service and drastically reduced corruption. The National Bureau of Statistics in a recent survey rated Imo under him, as the least corrupt State in the country.