Former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, was in Abuja on Monday, May 15, for the book launch of Senator Dino Melaye.
The president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and other political juggernauts, were also at the event.
The book, titled ‘Antidotes for Corruption’, which is divided into 14 chapters with 600 pages.
It was presented at the Umaru Ya’Adua Centre, Abuja, where the roll calls of who-is-who in Nigeria politics is being taken.
Barely 30 minutes into the program, the former First Lady, Mrs Jonathan, made a glamorous entrance into the arena, which led to a loud and resounding ovation that brought the event to a pause for minutes.
In his opening remarks, former speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Umar Ghali Na’Abba said the book was timely as it would help in reorientation of the youths and leaders of the country on the dangers of corruption.
He said: “corruption is not only about financial misappropriation, it is defined by social defiance and failure of leadership. Nepotism is also a corruption”.
The launching of the book ‘Antidotes for Corruption’, a book forwarded by Senator Bukola Saraki, also attracted the presence of deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Alhaji Bello Mohammed, his Labour and Productivity counterpart, Dr. Chris Ngige and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Anyim Pius Anyim.
Others are clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Molori, serving and past members of the National Assembly, with former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings and chairman of Dangote Groups, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, ably represented.
Meanwhile, Emir Sanusi of Kano, has lambasted Nigerian leaders, stressing that it is their corrupt practices that has left the nation in its dastard state.
Below is a NAIJ.com video in which the Emir airs his views about Nigerian leadership.