A senior lecturer at the Lagos State University, Dr Saheed Timehin, has said Nigeria lacks the institutional capacity to tackle corruption, especially graft.
Timehin, according to a statement, said this at a symposium titled, ‘Governance and sustainable development: Islamic perspective” organised by Dar-Us-Su’Ada Islamic Academy in Lagos.
He said, “The way in which the nation has been held to ransom by corrupt politicians, particularly between 1999 and 2015 and the perceived helplessness of the nation in battling them in the current dispensation as well as the shocking revelations of the magnitude of their corrupt ways, show that the country lacks the institutional capacities to effectively curtail corrupt practices.
“Corruption exists everywhere in the world but successful nations have developed strong institutions that effectively check the excesses of corrupt people.”
The Director, Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, who was the chief speaker at the symposium, encouraged Muslims to join politics to achieve sustainable development in the country.