Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has said for any anti-corruption war to be effective it must be carried out by the citizens rather than the government.
Falana said, since people in position of authority are the ones behind corruption, it would be unrealistic to expect the government to effectively fight corruption.
“No government all over the world fights corruption, because the people in government are the most corrupt. It is the duty of Nigerians to take over the fight and own it; otherwise you cannot abolish corruption in Nigeria,” Falana declared.
The human rights lawyer spoke on Sunday in Ikeja alongside others at the 13th edition of the annual Gani Fawehinmi lecture.