President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said his administration will put incentives and policies in place that will make corruption unattractive for judges and other Nigerian workers.
Tinubu who is expecting to be sworned in on May 29 2023 said this in Rivers State where he is currently on a two days to inaugurate project completed by Nyesom Ezenwo Wike the state governor.
Speaking on Thursday, when inaugurating Magistrate court complex Tinubu said that with right incentives and good working atmosphere put in place will make corruption unattractive.
Tinubu said with the right incentives that guarantee conducive working atmosphere and polices that make it easy for workers to acquire credit facilities for essential needs the temptation for corruption would reduce.
“You don’t expect your judges to live in squalor, to operate in squalor and dispense justice in squalor. This is part of the changes that are necessary. We must fight corruption but we must definitely look at the other side of the coin.
” If you don’t want your judges to be corrupt you got to pay attention to their welfare. You don’t want them to operate in hazardous conditions,” he said.
The president-elect also said that lack of consumer credit which could make it easy for workers to acquire property such as houses and cars make them susceptible to corruption.
“If you have consumer credit that will reduce the propensity for corruption. We don’t want our judges to play foul, to compromise justice. I promise we are going to review all of these in a policy think tank.”
Tinubu also reiterated his commitment to the unity of Nigeria promising to be fair to all.
“The unity of this country is not negotiable. That is what Wike and I are promoting jointly. I promise I will be fair to all.”
Earlier, Governor Wike said the complex contained 24 courtrooms, offices and other facilities meant to decongest the state high court complex and expand access to justice.