The Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, who was the immediate past governor of Ondo State, has assured Nigerians that he would harness the power of information technology to combat endemic corruption in Nigeria if elected as President in 2019.
Mimiko said this on Tuesday, in Ibadan, capital of Oyo State at an interactive meeting tagged, “Conversation with Mimiko”, which had in attendance, political leaders across different political parties, members of the academia, students and market traders.
He noted that corruption would be properly tackled with IT tools and Bank Verification Number, BVN, which would make it possible and easy to track the movement of money across the country.
According to Today Newspaper, the astute politician who berated the All Progressive Congress, APC, for selectively fighting the social ill noted that the only way to rid off corruption in Nigeria is deal with the individual that is corrupt, irrespective of the party he or she belonged to.
The ZLP Presidential hopeful said, “If we can track movement of money with the BVN, we can effectively tackle corruption. If elected President, we will implement policies that will 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.”
On his plan for restructuring, the past Ondo Governor pointed out that restructuring Nigeria would be done constitutionally through the legislative arm.
According to him, “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. Restructuring is not about oil and gas alone, its about leveraging all natural resources that abound in all parts of the country to engender development.”