Professor Dora Akunyili, a former Minister of Information and Communications, has supported the call for capital punishment for corrupt practices in order to transform the country.
Akunyili made this statement at the 7th lecture of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State, where she was guest lecturer. The former minister said the desired change in the country had been hampered by corruption, insecurity, poor leadership among others social vices.
Her words: “In China, it is death penalty for corruption. I believe if we are really serious about fighting corruption, there is the need to insert harsher clauses to make corruption less attractive, just like they do in China… Once one, two, three, four corrupt people are executed for corruption, some others who have such tendency will definitely fall in line.”
According to her, if the government fails to punish corrupt practices, it might as well be promoting it. She added, “We just have to find a way to decisively fight corruption before it completely ruins this beautiful country.”