See What Sanusi Said Pertaining Nepotism in Relation to Corruption
Muhammad Sanusi in recent times came out to air his view on the effect of nepotism in it relation to corruption in the country.
Nepotism is the favoring of relatives or personal friends because of their relationship rather than because of their abilities.
Sanusi additionally encouraged Nigerians to focus on merit, saying ineptitude is a piece of the nation's issues.
Sanusi said corruption will putrefy and upset the advancement of Nigeria if there is nepotism in the framework.
The previous CBN governor said this while talking at an webinar themed, 'The sustainability of society, organized by the Emmanuel Chapel on Friday, July 17, 2020.
He clarified that since the Federal Character guideline is revered in the Nigerian constitution, it is relied upon to be followed to get the best minds in various pieces of the nation into named or chose positions.
Sanusi said, “Morally and religiously speaking, corruption is a problem. But let us look at it from the angle of economics and we (would) begin to understand that it is not just the corruption itself but the type of corruption.
“Part of the problem we have is incompetence and that is why I keep saying we must pay attention to merit. We have a system called Federal Character and I believe we should have Nigerians from all over the country in public office, but all those Nigerians must be people that are competent. There must be a merit test; a competence test.
“For me, I think the root of corruption is when we begin to de-emphasise merit, competence and performance and so long as we don’t bring the best in this country to do the job and hold them to account, we won’t go anywhere.
“The worst form of corruption we have in this country is nepotism; when people get into positions by virtue of personal loyalty, friendship and who they know, rather than what they can actually deliver by virtue of their competence for that office. We need people who can deliver for this country, I mean the majority.”
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