Senator Melaye writes 800-page book on corruption

Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye has unveiled a book chronicling possible solutions to corruption.

At the book’s unveiling ceremony on Monday, in Abuja, the senator said the harmful effects of corruption, inspired him to write the book, titled: Antidotes for Corruption.

Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi west senatorial district in the National Assembly, also believes that corruption raises the cost of governance.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara urged Nigerians to be more responsive and cooperate with the government in the fight against corruption.

According to him, “fighting corruption should be a moral responsibility to all of us as citizens of the world, and that is why I am happy with this work that Dino has done,” speaker Dogara stated.

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who was a chief guest of honour at the book presentation, said the 8th National Assembly was committed to the cause.

“We must fight corruption with sincerity by strengthening our various institutions,” Senator Saraki said.

Senator Saraki also said, “we as legislators both in the House and the Senate, must be determined to support the Buhari-led government in fighting this disease called corruption. This, we can do through our actions and the decisions we take in the course of our duties in the chambers.”

The book presentation ceremony was attended by Nigerians in the public and private sectors.

Also in attendance were a former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, and the immediate past first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan.