Scholars Rethink Development at Ritman University Second Public Lecture

Speaker, Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly – Rt. Hon. Onofiok Luke – says politicians’ propensity to steal public funds stems from unrealistic demands made by citizens. He said this during the Second Public Lecture of Ritman University in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State held on Wednesday 29th March, 2017.
Barr. Luke averred that political office holders are pushed to use illegitimate means of making money because their loyalists expect them to meet personal, family and community needs that go beyond the politicians’ lawful earnings. He therefore charged all leaders to be just, fair, equitable, transparent, accountable, honest and trustworthy in the management of Nigeria’s common wealth.

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