RIBADU INDUCTED IN NIGER DELTA HALL OF FAME

2009-01-03
By Azu Akanwa

The Ijaw Monitoring group (IMG) has inducted the photograph of the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu on the wall of the Niger Delta Hall of Fame alongside over 300 Niger Deltans making him the first non-Niger Delta to be so honoured.
In a statement signed by the coordinator of IMG, Comrade Joseph Evah, the group said Ribadu was honoured based on his efforts aimed at eradicating poverty and corruption in Nigeria.
Describing Ribadu as a blessing to his generation, IMG said the “gang-up against him was not a surprise to the masses of Nigeria”. Adding that Ribadu as “merely first victim of the heartless looters of the nation’s treasury who are trying to use the machinery of government to eliminate him”.
Ribadu is the second Africa to use his official position to try to eradicate poverty by combating corruption head on after Jerry Rawlings of Ghana. While Rawlings succeeded, Ribadu failed because he was not a military ruler with absolute power. Today, Ghana is ahead of Nigeria in everything except the senseless population we parade as highest in Africa.
“He was the first police officer in the history of the force recognized as the most corrupt institution to emerge stainless and spotless, a rare feat that has attracted hatred and envy among serving and retired officers.

 

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