Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who was the Former President of Nigeria said yesterday that his administration fought corruption in the country without making any loud noise about it. The former Nigerian president said this while speaking at the Oxford Union of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom (UK).
Dr. Goodluck spoke on the theme Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship as the immediate past Nigerian leader. Responding to inquiries by some of the students regarding his administration’s fight against corruption, Dr. Jonathan said he would not like to “interfere with the legal processes” because “several matters are pending in the Nigerian court.”
Dr. Goodluck, nonetheless, said he did enough to reform anti-corruption agencies to enable them function effectively. He said this; “We reformed the institutions and introduced various mechanisms to stop the corruption problems in our country without publicity,” he said, Using his Twitter handle, the former President paid glowing tributes to Nigerian youth and said: “Any nation that does not spend its wealth and resources to develop the capacity of its youth, will be forced to use them to fight insecurity. “As a leader, you can decide through your policies to educate the youth, or face the consequences of failing to do so,” he added.
The immediate passed Commander in Chief of the Armed forces also said his administration put in place some youth related policies, which, he said, helped grow the Nigerian economy. “Despite incredible challenges, Nigerian youths are achieving great things and placing Nigeria positively in the world map. They really inspire us,” he stated.
He stated in his concluding remark that his administration increased the allowances due to the National Youth Corps members of the NYSC by more than 100% in the year 2011. Mr. Jonathan added that the PDP administration that he led “identified Nollywood as a sector that can employ many young people and provided a grant of $200 million to boost the movie industry.”