The popular opinion that labels every government official corrupt, has beclouded the minds and reasoning of many Nigerians, to identify those that stands out from the throng in various public/elective positions.
While induction into its hall of shame, morally bankrupt public officers who avariciously use their elective positions to short-change the good people of Nigeria continues, Say No Campaign decided to recognize and promote individuals who maintained and still maintains integrity, accountability and transparency while occupying public offices.
According to the chairman of Lawyers network against corruption, Barr. Ezenwa Anumnu, instituting the hall of fame is a good way of encouraging honesty and depopulating the hall of shame which many Nigerians are perpetual members of, this he stated during Say No Campaign’s DoroCorruption radio program on Wazobia FM.
The Say No Campaign Hall of Fame was conceived as a way to honor individuals with exceptional performance that have made enduring impacts on multifarious levels. It is also meant to memorialize the vision, accomplishments, and lasting impacts of leaders among citizens and Nigeria as a country.
To this, the convener of Say No Campaign, Ezenwa Nwagwu made it open for listeners during the program, to freely nominate individuals they feel should make it to the hall of fame and also hall of shame, with justifiable reasons for their nomination, adding that religious leaders should not be nominated.
He further explained that nomination from listeners should not be limited to public figures or politicians, but also unknown citizens with outstanding and dignifying performance in their various fields.
Nwagwu also said that the open nomination is in preparation for the International Day Against Corruption, in other to celebrate or shame these nominees, after a thorough investigation of their activities.