That Nigeria has been shortchanged by those entrusted with stewardship of her resources over the years is not in doubt, but the elephant in the room is usually when the subject of how to deal with this problem can best be tackled is broached.

The big question about corruption is not who is corrupt but why people are corrupt. For the fight against corruption to be successful we must begin to establish social safety nets that ensure the citizens are guaranteed of a basic minimum standard of living, as it is the absence of social security that drives the craze for primitive acquisition in Nigeria today.