The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba has called for total eradication of corruption in all sectors of the nation’s economy.
Justice Alogba, noted that every corrupt practice including institutional corruption must be avoided for the rebirth of a greater Nigeria.
The Chief Judge made the plea during an award presentation made to him by “Transparency Africa” at the High Court Annex, Osborne Ikoyi, in acknowledgement of his leadership approach.
Saying that corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of the Nigerian society, the Chief Judge maintained that it is imperative for Nigerians to rise up and put an end to the monster, by ensuring that right pegs are put in the right holes.
His words: “Until the system is ready to put disciplinary measures in place to serve as deterrent, we cannot move ahead in the eradication of corruption”
“When complaints are made and people cannot stand by such complaints and allow due process take its natural course, then it makes it difficult for corruption to be eliminated.” he stated.
Justice Alogba therefore enjoined and encouraged the delegates to be bold and transparent while discharging their duties just as he promised to ensure an incorruptible system in the State judiciary.