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Fighting corruption should not be selective — Mimiko

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Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the presidential candidate of Zenith Labour Party(ZLP) says fighting corruption should not be selective, if Nigeria is truly desirous of ridding the nation of the problem.

Mimiko, a former governor of Ondo State, spoke in Ibadan on Tuesday, during an interactive session tagged
‘Conversation with Mimiko’.

He said that if elected, he would exploit the power of Information Technology (IT) to tackle corruption frontally in Nigeria.

“If we can track movement of money with Bank Verification Number (BVN), we can effectively tackle corruption.

“If elected President, I will implement policies that would limit the movement of high denomination cash.

“We will also reform the law to ensure that delay of justice is totally removed from our judicial system,” he said.

On restructuring, Mimiko said he would employ legislative, constitutional and administrative approaches to ensure it was achieved.

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He said that the way forward was to move for legislation that would ensure 60 per cent of resources are devolved to component units.

“As an evangelist of restructuring, I have always said restructuring is not a North versus South issue. Restructuring will advance the development of every part of this country.

“It will ensure all the exotic minerals in the states are properly exploited to create jobs for people in the states and pay necessary taxes to the federal government,” Mimiko said.

The former governor said that restructuring was not about oil and gas alone, but about leveraging all natural resources that abound in all parts of the country to engender development.

The event was attended by political leaders across the various political parties, members of the academia, students, market traders among others.

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