Taiwo Adisa (not verified)

June 26, 2023

Corruption is a pervasive crisis in Africa and In Nigeria, my country, its something that is close to an epidemic. Regimes, since the return of democracy in 1999 have devised means to tackle the crime. President Olusegun Obasanjo, (1999-2007) launched an audacious fight against corruption with the formation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the year 2000 and 2003 respectively, but the same government left in 2007 with heaps of corruption allegations. That has been the fate of subsequent regimes. In 2015, Nigerians elected retired General Muhammadu Buhari, due largely to his iron-fisted hand against the menace during his first stint as military ruler. His regime, however, recorded some of the worst corruption cases in history. Going by what we have seen, I submit that there is a need to in the immediate adopt a carrot-and-stick model against the pervasive corruption in Nigeria.