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Disregard for rule of law worse than corruption – US envoy, tells Nigerian government

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The United States ambassador to Nigeria William Stuart Symington - Naijaslog

The United States ambassador to Nigeria, William Stuart Symington says injustice and disregard for rule of law is worse than the stealing of public funds.

Symington said this on Monday at the convocation lecture of the University of Ilorin, Kwara state, where he delivered a lecture on “Citizen Leadership and the Link between Economic Diversity and Democratic Good Governance”.

The ambassador described disregard for justice and rule of law as “more damning a corruption than stealing of public funds”.

“What many consider as the great corruption is stealing of money but what to me is the great corruption is when people are deprived justice, when you do things without regard to the rule of law,” Symington said.

Speaking on the security crisis in Nigeria, The US ambassador to Nigeria said it is the responsibility of both the government and citizens to secure the country.

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