Monday 16 December 2013


Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole has said he is surprised that no one is in jail over corruption in Nigeria.

The governor, who was guest lecturer at the 2013 convocation ceremony of Benson Idahosa University, in his paper titled, “Education and National Development,” said instances of corrupt practices abound, yet no one was being held answerable.

Represented by the Secretary to the Edo State Government, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the governor said, “If with a leadership from the South-South, we have not made appreciable progress on the conditions of the Niger Delta, the East-West Road and the coastal railway, let us continue to hope, because we are used to hoping; the elasticity of hope in Nigeria is limitless.

“Nigerians spend over N80bn annually on medical tourism and treatment overseas just as we put our kids in foreign and African universities and this is with over N2tn lost to the fuel subsidy cartel, not to mention how much is lost annually to oil thieves.

“The list of imperfections, failures, problems and contradictions can go on and on. The important issue today is how we can relate these issues to the importance of education and therefore national development. Things go bad and no one is caught.

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