The former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has lauded the comments of the Rwandan president, Paul Kagame – where he was quoted as telling Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, alongside other African Leader to create wealth, while fighting corruption, and not merely focused fight corruption.
According to Omokri, the Rwandan president utterly brave to have told President Muhammadu Buhari the hard truth to his face.
President Kagame who congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll, also acknowledged Nigeria must share resources equitably, so everyone can join the fight against corruption.
According to Kagame, after reading the book gifted to him and authored by former Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, tilted “fighting corruption is dangerous” told the audience at Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja on Tuesday that it is too small an ambition for Africa to focus on just fighting corruption just as merely fighting poverty.
“We want to create value, we want to create wealth, not merely fighting corruption.” He said.
Reacting, Reno Omokri, who is a known critic of the Buhari administration, took to his twitter account to hail the Rwandan president, who, according to him “schooled Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari”.
“You have got to love Paul Kagame. He just schooled @MBuhari on how to be a leader. Look at what he told Buhari to his face: ‘It’s not enough to fight corruption. we also have to create wealth’. RETWEET if you agree with President@PaulKagame #RenosDarts” He tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.
You have got to love Paul Kagame. He just schooled @MBuhari on how to be a leader. Look at what he told Buhari to his face:
‘It’s not enough to fight corruption. we also have to create wealth’.
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) June 11, 2019
It will be noted that during the summit, Kagame also said declared that Buhari was their Champions as far as the African Union is concerned in fighting corruption.
He appreciated president Buhari for his drive in the anti-corruption fight thus far, while also congratulating him on his reelection.
While disagreeing with anti-corruption being Africa’s topmost focus, Kagame advised that corruption must be fought from top to bottom, using four key principles: “culture, responsibility, accountability and effectiveness”.
President Kagame is not the only one who has admonished President Buhari to pay more attention to other key areas of improving the well being of the citizenry as against prioritizing anti-corruption fight.
Recall that former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 23, 2019, presidential election, Mr Peter Obi had also criticized the Buhari Administration for prioritizing anti-corruption fight at the expenses of other sectors that need governance.
According to Obi at 2018 the 3rd South East Economic Summit in Enugu, “fighting corruption should not be regarded as an economic policy”
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