Government money, the say, is no man’s money, but there should be a sense of decorum in the extent to which government money is squandered, if it is to be squandered at all. There is a place of fiscal responsibility in public service.
The news of a former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Haladu Hananiya, who allegedly payed N150,000 for a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser SUV worth N13 million is the height of such wastefulness.
In a time when Nigeria’s economy is ailing, such blatant acts of thievery must not be tolerated. States are groaning about not being able to pay workers salaries, current expenditure is a burden on the national budget. It therefore, makes no sense that our scarce resources are still being lost in such an insensible manner.
The problem with Nigeria is not about religion, its not about ethnic biases, or political affiliation. The problem with Nigeria is about good versus wrong.
This is one allegation that should be thoroughly investigated for the sake of our economy and our collective morality.