“The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not everyone’s greed.”

This quote by Mahatma Gandhi crossed my mind when I heard of the arrest of Nigeria’s Accountant General, Mr. Ahmed Idris by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Kano on Monday, 16th May 2022.
Just in case you’ve not been following the events and happenings, Mr. Ahmed was arrested for alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds amounting to the tune of 80 billion Naira.
According to the EFCC, he diverted these funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members, and close associates. He was said to have laundered the stolen funds through real estate in Abuja and Kano.
Wait a minute, why on earth should a 62-year-old public servant steal N80 billion Naira? Does he not have the fear of God? Is he not aware that our country is heavily indebted, and our President is still on a borrowing spree? Could it be that he just does not care, or could it be that he is desirous of unlocking another level of wickedness and greed?
Just in case you’re not aware, Mr. Ahmed was appointed in 2015, after his predecessor, Mr. Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly misappropriating N2.5 billion. Seven years after, he has dwarfed his predecessor’s record in no small measure. No be juju be that? You see, until deliberate measures are taken, the issue of corruption in Nigeria may never end.
Just in case you’re one of those who think this administration is fighting corruption, you may need to have a rethink. Not with the likes of high-profile persons accused of corruption walking freely, with some of them even receiving a presidential pardon.

John Olugbemi 


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John Olugbemi is a historian, creative writer and communications strategist. An avid reader with a passion for a system that works, he has consistently used his Facebook page to inform, encourage and entertain his friends and followers within and outside Nigeria.
A Google Certified Digital Business Developer, John presently heads the Marketing and Communications Unit of the Millard Fuller Foundation, an organisation with a vision to provide truly affordable homes to Nigerians who are in need. 
His hobbies include writing, reading, cooking travelling, and jogging.
He is married to an adorable woman, and they are blessed with three beautiful daughters.

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