The president-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has unveiled how he will fight corruption and shield judges from taking bribes.
Tinubu also said he remains committed to a united Nigeria, saying that the country’s unity is not negotiable.
The president-elect spoke yesterday in Port Harcourt while inaugurating the Rivers State Magistrate Court complex, constructed by the Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike administration.
He said, “I promise Nigerians, the unity of this country is not negotiable. That is what Wike and I are promoting jointly. I promise I will be fair to all.”
He lauded Wike for fighting corruption through the provision of conducive working environment for the Judiciary.
Tinubu said, “To what Wike has done here today, he is fighting corruption. That is the way to fight corruption. He has been contributing very well to this.
“You don’t expect your judges to live in squalour, to operate in squalour, to dispense justice in squalour. This is part of the changes necessary in our policy think-tank. We must fight corruption and we definitely must look at the other side of the coin.
“If you don’t want your judges to be corrupt, you have to pay attention to their welfare. If you want fair dispensation of justice, you will not want them to operate in a hazardous condition. Let’s take value for value.
“If I don’t have consumer credit and you want me to pay for a car that I needed at once, five million or six million (Naira), very big temptation, corruption. But, if you have consumer credit, that will deal with the propensity for corruption. We don’t want our judges to play foul, to compromise justice. Not just the books, but do something now. I promise you we are going to review all of these in our policy think-tank.”
He stated that his visit to Rivers State was in fulfilment of the promise he made to the people of the state when he came for campaign in the state head of the February 25, 2023 presidential election.