A senator representing Ondo South senatorial district, Pastor Omoyele Omogunwa has urged his legislative members to legalize corruption in Nigeria.
Omogunwa said this while making his contribution to the debate on the 2017 budget during the senate plenary today Wednesday January 25, 2017.
The lawmaker who spoke at the upper legislative chamber, lamented that corruption was pervasive in the country, argued that it should be “legalised”.
The senator who defected to APC soon after the party’s candidate in the last gubernatorial election,
Rotimi Akeredolu, won the race said; there was corruption in the judiciary, and even within the anti-corruption agencies, adding that if corruption was legalised, Nigerians who stole public funds would use them in building factories and industries in the country, instead of having them stashed away abroad.
He added that the performance of the 2016 budget should be examined first before that of 2017 is determined.
The official Twitter handle of the Senate also confirmed Omogunwa’s suggestion, writing: “Senator Omogunwa notes that Budgets doesn’t have maximal impact due to corruption. He says corruption shld be legalized/liberalized then.”
This is a very sensitive matter as Nigeria is experiencing her worst economic moment since independence.