This is the official blog of the Nigeria-based Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organization which promotes, protects and projects the rights of Muslims. This group condemns terrorism and all acts of violence. Its motto is 'Dialogue, Not Violence'
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
BILL ON FULL AMNESTY FOR LOOTERS IS SATANIC
5th July 2017
ON FULL AMNESTY FOR LOOTERS IS SATANIC
A member of the House of Representatives,
Honourable Linus Okorie from Ebonyi State, has allegedly sponsored a bill seeking
full amnesty for treasury looters in Nigeria. The bill has reportedly scaled
through the first reading within two weeks of its introduction on 14th
June and it is scheduled for the second reading this month.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) is flabbergasted by the audacity of members of
the House of Representatives in attempting such a headlong collision with the
ongoing war against corruption. Nigeria’s lawmakers are venturing where angels
fear to tread. It is provocative, shameless and luciferous.
Coming at a time when the country is
regaining its glory in the international community as a former most corrupt
country in the world, this satanic bill seeks to take Nigeria’s public
officials back to the inglorious days of graft with impunity.
It will be recalled that Nigeria was
declared the Most Corrupt Country by Transparency International in the year 2001,
ranked Second Most Corrupt in 2003 and Third Most Corrupt in 2004. Twelve years
later, in May 2016 to be exact, former British prime minister David Cameron
still had cause to describe Nigeria as one of the two most ‘fantastically
corrupt’ countries in the world.
on record that the doggedness of the Buhari administration’s war against
corruption has won accolades worldwide. Within just one and a half years of its
inception, the same Transparency International which ranked Nigeria as the
world’s Most Corrupt Country moved the country to number 136 least corrupt nation
out of 175 countries in its Corruption Perception Index of January 2017.
It is most dishonourable that members of
the House of Representatives now seek to undo what the Federal Government (FG)
has been able to achieve in its current fight against corruption. The bill
seeking amnesty for looters is a declaration of war against the Nigerian
MURIC calls on the House of
Representatives to stop this bill immediately. It must not be allowed to go
through the second reading. We remind
the Speaker that posterity will not forgive him if he allows this stench to
soil his good name. Neither should the House take the docility of Nigerians for
granted. National Assembly may be sitting on a keg of gun powder if it goes
ahead to pass this obnoxious bill into law.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)