A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, has said for any fight against corruption to be effective it must be championed by the citizens rather than the government.
According to Falana, since corruption was perpetrated by people in position of authority, it would be unrealistic to expect the government to effectively fight corruption.
Apart from Falana, other discussants at the lecture, which was delivered by Prof. Omotoye Olorode, include Prof. Jacob Dada of The Gambia Court of Appeal; Mr. Delete Adesina (SAN), Mr. Charles Oputa (Charly Boy), the Chairman of the Ikeja branch of the Nigeria Bar Association, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, among others.
In his lecture, Olorode noted that though the war against corruption started as far back as 1960, the menace, rather than abate, only continued to wax stronger.“Ultimately, the anti-corruption war cannot move an inch unless the people champion the cause. If the ruling class is to decide who is corrupt, then they have yet to start,” Olorode concluded