9th December, 2010
Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology, University of Lagos,Â Professor Adebayo Ninalowo, has described corruption as the bane of the Nigerian andÂ African society.
He made this known at the University of Lagos while delivering inaugural lectureÂ series organised recently at the main auditorium of the institution.
According to him, corruption is ravaging the African continent of essential valuesÂ that are capable of boosting development.
In his inaugural lecture titled: The State Qua State as antidote to failure: AÂ Sociological Inquiry into Underdevelopment, he said it is a common place that theÂ health sector is in shambles and effective.
Prof. Ninalowo added that there are pathetic enduring lamentations over poorÂ teaching and research facilities, poor working conditions for teachers.
Highlighting other evident result of government neglect, he said the police are notÂ only ill-equipped, but that the officers generally suffer from low levels ofÂ motivation due to poor incentives.
He, however, suggested that government should initiate stiff anti-corruptionÂ legislation with a view to discourage many from corruption, and that transparencyÂ and accountability should guide the activities of state functionaries.
Prof. Ninalowo urged all politicians and government to forestall authoritarianÂ tendencies with a view to limit abuse in approbation and power.