Okonjo-Iweala advises Buhari on 5 things to do to end corruption

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Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister on Monday night, September 12, appeared on an Aljazeera show “The Stream”, as she was quizzed on Nigeria’s economic challenges, the possibility of eliminating corruption, amongst other issues.

Okonjo-Iweala advises Buhari on how to end corruptionFormer Finance minster, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala proffered solution to Nigeria’s corruption problems in a chat on Aljazeera show “The Stream”.

At several points in her speech, Okonjo-Iweala proffered solutions to Nigeria’s corruption problems.

Regarded as one of the most powerful women in the world, the 62-year-old said that no level of corruption is really acceptable, adding that corruption is in Nigeria.

Okonjo-Iweala advises Buhari on how to end corruptionOkonjo-Iweala advises Buhari on how to end corruption

We put together five key things Okonjo-Iweala said on how to fight corruption, which may be useful to the present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari. Read below;

1. “No level of corruption is really acceptable, so we should not persuade ourselves that there is some acceptable level.”

2. “We should accept we live in a real world, and whether it’s a developed or a developing one, corruption is there.”

3. “Changes like switching to an electronic platform for money transfers are more effective than going after corrupt individuals.”

4. “I think the more information citizens have the more they are able to question what is being done by their policy makers. I’m not saying it stops corruption but it makes it harder.”

5. “I still believe in fighting corruption, that the most important thing you have to do is go beyond the individuals to institutions.”

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had earlier this year advised President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that those who steal must be made to pay for their deeds.

The ex-minister made this known while speaking at the Africa CEO forum on Monday, March 21 in Ivory Coast.