A former minister of works, Ambassador Ibrahim Musa Kazaure, has said that he, alongside other Nigerian public officeholders deserves jail terms for their role in institutionalising bad governance in Nigeria.
Kazaure, who spoke on a Radio France International programme, alleged that Nigerian leaders are all for themselves and not for wellbeing of Nigeria and Nigerians.
He added that he had informed the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to arrests past leaders with corruption cases and those who siphoned public funds, including himself (Kazaure).
“Even me talking to you, what we did to Nigeria, we deserve to be jailed.
“I used to say, I, Ibrahim Musa Kazaure, we have cheated Nigeria and her poor masses. To tell you the truth, we are all the same. What we did during our time wasn’t what we should have done because some of us got the opportunity and some didn’t.
“Not (just) this government, all of us have done nothing. If we have done something, Nigeria wouldn’t be the way it is today because we have the money and manpower but see what these small countries have turned to. They have become tourist sites to Nigerian. It’s shameful.
“It is in Nigeria that the education system is still going on strike. Then when are we going to develop? I am not going to occupy any seat in Nigeria even if they will give me for free. Whatever position one will offer.
“I challenge everyone in Nigeria, even the president, go and check. I have spoken the truth. Whoever stole Nigeria’s money should return it. I told Buhari that whoever stole should be arrested, including myself, we should return it if proven.”