The death wish of the ninety percenters

The death wish of the ninety percenters

By Isaac Aluko Ademoroti… Going by all available records, Nigerian politicians generally, shortly before and immediately after independence from Britain, were often referred to as ten percenters.  This was a reference to a situation where ten per cent of the worth of any contract awarded by the then political leaders ended up in their pockets or personal coffers.  It is another way of saying that a tenth of the nation’s resources was misappropriated or stolen by those politicians.  Not unexpectedly, this was a phenomenon that was to be the harbinger of all other forms of corruption.  Those were the heady days of Regional politics.

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