Scholars and legal experts have blamed the high level of corruption, money laundering, fraud and other crimes in the country on the Federal Government as well as some foreign collaborators.
Legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, said the federal government is responsible for the endemic corruption in Nigeria and should take the blame for the negative trends which has hindered national development for years.
The fiery lawyer said this during a media campaign launch of anti-corruption project Strengthening Citizen’s Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) and logo “UpRight for Nigeria” initiated by Centre for Communication and Social Impact (CCSI) in partnership with ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) and the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).
Falana said the looters seek to enrich themselves at the expense of the masses who keep applauding looters and remain docile against corrupt leaders.
He maintained that the international community, too, selfishly, allow local rulers to steal and stash looted funds in foreign bank accounts thereby foisting massive poverty unto the people.