A don, Prof. Jude Udenta, has urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his anti-graft war and enthronement of financial accountability in government.
Udenta, who teaches Government and Public Administration at Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday.
He said that Nigerians must stand and fight together with any administration that abhorred corruption in order to redeem the nation`s image and improve the economy.
The university teacher said that the country’s economy and image had been damaged by unpatriotic elements over the years.
“The lack of leadership with character, honesty and focus over the years has brought us to the level of scorn by smaller African countries.
“We need a corruption-free and focused leadership as well as people that would lead the country to perform and grow from its present level.
“Look at the Chinese, the Japanese and the Indians; the Europe and U.S. today recognise and accord these three countries high respect unlike before.
“This is because they have proven that they can perform and can even surpass development and technological advancement of Europe and the U.S.," he said.
Udenta said that the country could no longer live in corruption and ineptitude which took it backwards even when others were rising.
“It is good that Nigerians, I mean Nigerian leaders in time past, are now seeing what massive corruption in our land has done to us all," he said.