The president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, former First Lady, Patience Jonathan and other political leaders are currently attending the book launch of a controversial senator, Dino Melaye.
Titled ‘Antidotes for Corruption’ and divided into 14 chapters with 600 pages, the book had received mixed reviews from Nigerians weeks before the formal presentation.
DAILY POST reports that barely 30 minutes into the program, the former First Lady, Mrs. Jonathan, made a glamorous entry into the hall, which led to a loud and resounding ovation that brought the event to a pause for minutes.
In his opening remarks, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, 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, Sani Omolori, 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.