Corruption will reduce “once one, two, three, four corrupt people are executed” – Dora Akunyili

Professor Dora Akunyili
Professor Dora Akunyili

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.”


  1. she has spoken well: But it’s very disheartening to see our leaders advocate for reformation publicly only to fool the citizenry. What she said is really one sure way to curb the menacing issue of curroption in the country, the fact remains that; after the public speeches, there’s always a close door meeting where they RECONCILE AND RESTRATEGISE!

  2. Sounds good. But Akunyili knows that the platform that she spoke from was built from stolen money. Was Bells University built with OBJ’s salary? So if we have to do what she is saying, her chief will be among the first to be shot.

  3. I tink dis is a gud idea, bt if we can go by it den nobody is going 2 survive in dis country.. We wil stil fynd a solutn nd God wil c us tru


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