The National Coordinator, Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) Otunba Gani Adams, has urged the present administration to accelerate implementation of zero tolerance programme for corruption. Adams made the plea on Wednesday during a summit organized by Gani Adamu Foundation to offer gift items to the less privilege people in Lagos.
According to Adam’s suggestion if the anti-corruption agencies are strengthened, corruption would be reduced and government may save enough resources to deliver dividends of democracy to the people especially the poor ones in the society.
“The government should also accelerate implementation of zero tolerance programme for corruption,” he said. Adams who appealed to those in privilege positions to extend helping hands to the less privileged people stated that he established the foundation to carter for the vulnerable people in the society.
“If you amass the greatest wealth in the society, you would not be buried with any of them when you die.” He said the decision to assist the less privileged in the society stemmed from the realisation that government and wealthy individuals care little for them.
Adams explained that OPC has never been engaged in violent confrontation with government or individuals but has always been in the vanguard of providing security for people and government facilities.
The OPC leader remembered with regret the experience of OPC with the federal government in 2003 when the then president branded the congress as a terrorist group and urged people and organizations to stop dealing with OPC.
“It was a trying time for OPC because the then president intended to disband the organisation on the pretext that we are terrorist group, but the contact we had with the UN saved us from the onslaught.”
He promised to continue in assisting the vulnerable and less privilege in the society in order to alleviate their suffering. Items like Pillows, Indomie, Detergents and vegetable oil among others were donated to some orphanage homes and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).