- Former president Rawlings says there needs to be a change in the fight against corruption
- He says fighting corruption isn't supposed to make life harder for the general public
Former president Jerry John Rawlings has opined that the fight to root out corruption should not end up making life harder for the general public of a nation.
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Former president Jerry John Rawlings, who was speaking at the University of Ibadan, underscored the need for there to be a major change in the way governments fought corruption.
Speaking with specific reference to the case of Nigeria, former president Rawlings said corruption had worked itself so deep within the fabric of society that the fight to remove it rather seems to have brought more hardship instead of making life easier.
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“A new way may have to be devised to fight this kind of corruption without creating undue hardship for our people,” said former president Rawlings.
Ghana's former head of state was speaking at a lecture put together by the University of Ibadan Alumni Association (UIAA), in Ado-Ekiti Nigeria on Tuesday.
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According to former president Rawlings, many Nigerians have fought against President Mahamadu Buhari's measures to fight against corruption due to "austerity measures" taken to tackle the problem.
Furthermore, former president Rawlings stated that the people of, both Nigeria and Ghana had send a clear message that they would vote out governments that failed to protect the people's interests.
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