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Monday, 1 June 2009

Nigeria: Democracy - 'We've Cause to Celebrate'

Yinka Kolawole

Osogbo — Chairman, Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, Honourable Bamidele Salam, has said there is still cause to appreciate 10 years of unbroken democratic rule, despite its many challenges.

Salam said this while speaking with THISDAY on this year's Democracy Day, in Osogbo, adding that Nigeria has moved from the zero point and gradually grasping with democratic ideals. He said Nigeria's socio-economic growth is being stalled by corruption in high places, a situation which need to be addressed seriously. He said with several convicted corrupt officials still walking freely, it will be difficult for the average Nigerian to condemn corruption.

Apart from rejuvenating corruption fighting agencies, Salam wants the law to deal with convicted public officers.

Source: THIS DAY

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