Senator Ndume Admits Politicians Steal Money, Gives Reason For Corruption

Senator Ndume Admits Politicians Steal Money, Gives Reason For Corruption

  • The lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district, Senator Ali Ndume, has admitted that politicians steal money
  • Ndume said that Nigerian politicians' corruption is people-driven because they steal to share with the people
  • According to Ndume, any politician who refuses to share money with the people is not coming back for four years journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy

FCT, Abuja - The Chief Whip of the Senate, Ali Ndume, said corruption in Nigerian political space is people-driven.

Ndume said politicians share what they steal with people to return to power or retain their seat in the national assembly.

Senator Ndume admits Nigerian politicians steal money
Ndume says politicians corruption is people-driven in Nigeria Photo credit: @Malindume
Source: UGC

The lawmaker stated this while featuring on Channels TV Politics Today on Tuesday, May 14, The Vanguard reports.

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The federal lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district said there is difference between corruption by politicians and other people.

AS reported by The Punch, the Borno senator admitted that politicians “steal and share with the people”.

Ndume suggested that corruption in Nigerian politics should not warrant any serious punishment.

“If you compare us, politicians, to all the corruption, it is very small. Our corruption is people-driven. If you steal it, you will go and share it with the people. If you don’t, you are not coming back for four years. There is no reason for stealing.
“I have been to the National Assembly, I can’t say because we are on TV now and not telling the truth. If the death penalty is supposed to be included in corruption, I will support it but you don’t go and kill someone that stole one million or one billion, no. But someone who steals one trillion of government money should be killed.”

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Meanwhile reported that Ndume maintained that the cybersecurity levy will impoverish Nigerians following the country's current hardship.

According to Ndume, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's government has continued to add more burdens on Nigerians, yet "nothing is done to increase their income".

Meanwhile, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), through its circular, disclosed that the implementation of the levy would commence in two weeks


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