A staunch critique of the ruling government, Reno Omokri has said that the alleged involvement of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari in alleged fraud has made the Nigerian Government be seen as less trustworthy.
Kyari was indicted by U.S. authorities as part of the investigation of a serial fraudster, Ramon Abbas, AKA Hushpuppi, who has pleaded guilty to multi-million dollar fraud charges by the U.S government.
The situation has led to the suspension of the award-winning policeman based on the recommendation of the Inspector-General Police (IGP), Usman Baba.
Reacting to the development via a statement on his social media page, Omokri, a former media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan said this will affect Nigeria’s ranking in Transparency International’s CPI.
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Read his full statement below.
What Abba Kyari did affects you as a Nigerian. It makes our government less trustworthy. We will fall in Transparency International’s CPI. As a result, Foreign Direct Investment will fall. Unemployment will rise. Naira will crash further. Our population will explode, while our economy will implode. The result will be increased crime and insecurity. Because of increased crime and insecurity, more of our GDP will be used to fight insecurity, rather than build infrastructure. It is a vicious cycle that starts with corruption in vital institutions like the Judiciary, law enforcement, and the civil service. You and your family will pay the price for Abba Kyari’s corruption because money runs from countries where trust is low, and his actions have lowered trust in the Nigerian economy among the international community. Look at the picture. Look at the flag. Look at the name of the country. Your value is tied to that. That is why you should care