- Banks and churches have been said to be more corrupt than government institutions
- This statement was made by a Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana
- Falana is a renowned human rights activist and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)
One of Nigeria's human rights activists, Femi Falana, has said that the banks and churches are more corrupt than government institutions, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com notes that the lawyer made this remark at the 2018 edition of the Vanguard Economic Discourse, themed: “Economy in Recession: Pitfalls, Trajectories and Resetting”.
"Today, the fraud, the corrupt practices we have in the bank are by far worse than what we have in certain government departments, even in the churches," he said.
Recall that the senior advocate canvassed that churches and mosques should begin to pay tax in the country.
Falana, who expressed worry about the role of religious bodies in the fight against corruption, spoke against the backdrop of the acquisition of a jet by the ex-president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, said to have been donated by the cleric’s church members.
He stated this while delivering a lecture, ‘Asking the unasked questions: society, corruption and punishment in Nigeria’ in Lagos.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Falana stated that the much touted anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari had been a failure.
The fiery lawyer also warned President Buhari against the proposed $29.9 billion loan the federal government sought to borrow from China.
He said: “Curiously, the Buhari administration has failed to address capital flight and round tripping by financial institutions, otherwise why has the government been reluctant to ask EFCC to recover and sanction the oil and shipping companies which under declared the crude oil worth billions of dollars shipped from Nigeria, under the Jonathan administration?"
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