The Senate President of Nigeria, Dr. Bukola Saraki says that the country can grow and reach it’s potential when it is able to get rid of corruption.
The Senate President said this in his speech at the 7th Zik Lecture held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University on Friday, November 16, 2018, while addressing the impact the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe had on his nation.
According to Saraki, by overpowering corruption in Nigeria, it would not only help Nigeria fulfill its true destiny, but it would also help to set a standard for other African countries. He said:
“When I think about his (Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe) legacy, I am indeed humbled; and it is a thing of pride to be chairing this event today.
“As we listen to the 7th Zik Lecture delivered by the eminent keynote speaker, let us recommit ourselves to defeating the monster of corruption in our country; and by so doing, set a standard for the whole of Africa.
“It is by ridding our system of governance of the cankerworm of corruption that this country can grow to achieve its true destiny as envisioned by the founding fathers, one of whom was the great Zik of Africa.”