Spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization, Mr. Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) will be in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, for a one-day anti-corruption symposium.
The symposium, with the theme; “Corruption As An Issue In Nigeria’s Development Crises”, will have Keyamo and two senior lecturers of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Eme Ekekwe and Professor Steve Okodudu, as guest speakers.
While the Buhari Campaign Organization spokesman will speak on; “Contemporary Trends of Corruption and the need to kill it”, Ekekwe and Okodudu will speak on; “Leadership, Good Governance and Nation Building” and “Historical Trends of Corruption and Crises in Nigeria”, respectively.
Speaking on the symposium, Convener of a political advocacy group with the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Rivers Unity House (RUH), said corruption remains the greatest challenge facing Nigeria as a country and needs to be addressed.
Wali said: “Like we have always said, the RUH is child of necessity. Necessity in the sense that we strongly feel that as a society, we beginning to see the abnormal as the new normal. We now believe it’s okay to ignore the main issues that affect our wellbeing and rather focus on tendentious nothings.
“We scream at each with discussing or debate the issues that affect us. In summary, the RUH is an organization that is determined the language of conversation -from destructive entanglements to constructive engagement. We insist that we create civil environment for civil conversations. And for us at this point of our national life, we must hold conversations about those issues that are putting us down. “And if we are true to ourselves, we must admit that corruption is the biggest challenge to our country. So to address your question, the RUH decided to host an anti-corruption symposium.
“We strongly believe that corruption is diminishing us and stultifying our growth as a nation and as a people. We see it as a duty to join hands with all patriots to challenge corruption. We believe that corruption is creating a gulf between the people and the government.
“It has almost completely stunted our nature growth and is also creating doubts about our future. And because we believe that for us to beat corruption, we must join hands with government to beat corruption. We have received enough beating from corruption and it’s archangels, that we now are determined to get the Rivers people to unite against corruption.”