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90% of Nigerians have benefitted from corruption – Comedian, Craze Clown

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Nigerian comedian and skit-maker, Emmanuel Iwueke, popularly known as Craze Clown, has posited that a large percentage of the citizenry are beneficiaries of corruption.

He stated this in a post on his verified Twitter page, noting that he is among those who are guilty of being favoured by corrupt practices.

Craze Clown said that 80 to 90 percent of the Nigerian population have benefited in one way or the in the course of their everyday lives.

He gave instances such as paying money to gain admission into school or to gain entry into certain places as well as giving cash o that one can be allowed to skip long queues either at filling stations or banks and other places.

According to the content creator, the fact that every facet of the society witnesses such acts shows how deep corruption has eaten into the system.

Craze Clown tweeted; ‘‘Almost 80-90% of the citizens have benefitted from corruption one way or the other? Even unknowingly. Either by paying to skip long queues or paying to get admission? The list goes on! Shows you how much corruption has eaten deep into the system. It’s really bad. I’m guilty.”

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Meanwhile, the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi has vowed that if voted into power in 2023, his administration will have zero tolerance for corruption.

He gave the assurance at a townhall meeting with Nigerians in Frankfurt, Germany, on Friday, 26th of August 2022, while adding that he will provide an opportunity for Nigerians in diaspora to participate in the 2027 elections.

The former Anambra governor also said that the challenge of insecurity will be addressed by increasing security personnel, adequately training and equipping the armed forces.

Obi reiterated his position that his government will focus on moving the economy from consumption to production.

He also said that there will be zero tolerance for corruption and the cost of governance will be cut down.

In a series of tweets, Obi said; ”We will pursue intangible assets of good governance, security of lives and properties through an aggressive increase in personnel and equipment and inclusive training of operatives in our security agencies.

We will aggressively pursue human capital development in the education and health sectors with a view of meeting global funding targets and best practices. We will move our country robustly from consumption to production and especially with strong support from exportation of Nigerian manufactured goods and commodities.

Africa will remain the centrepiece of our foreign policy. We will improve Nigeria’s diplomatic sphere of influence via peacekeeping, trade, and investment initiatives. We will continue to engage the Nigerian Diaspora in ways that is mutually beneficial. By 2027 election, Nigerian Diaspora must have a voice via absentee ballots. We will have zero tolerance for corruption and will cut the cost of governance.”

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