Human Rights Activist Zainab Ribadu on the issues facing Nigeria and the 2011 elections in Nigeria. | #JujuFilms #ZainabRibadu #Corruption #Nigeria
Nuhu Ribadu – Former chairman of Ecocomic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu – Former Governor Bauchi State & National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party of Nigeria (PDP)
Abubakar Umar Gada – Former senator Sokoto State
Dr. Sunny Ugochukwu – Campaign Manager
arriving @ Chukwuemeka Ojukwu‘s funeral service in Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria.
Nuhu Ribadu,Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu (Former Governor Bauchi State), Abubakar Umar Gada (Former senator Sokoto State) @ Asaba International Airport, a photo by Jujufilms on Flickr.
Nuhu Ribadu, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu (Former Governor Bauchi State), Abubakar Umar Gada (Former senator Sokoto State) Tolu Jinadu arrive @ Asaba International Airport in Delta State Nigeria on their way to Dim. Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s funeral services in Nnewi, Anambra State.
Am under no illusion that one man can solve Nigeria’s problem of political corruption, which unfortunately has been used to define the culture of 175 million people. That said there is no better man to address the iproblem of political corruption than Nigeria Anti Corruption Czar Nuhu Ribadu, the founding Chairman of the EFCC who refused a $15m bribe from former Delta state governor James Ibori and from many other corrupt politicians. Nuhu Ribadu’s loyalty to Nigeria would eventually result in several assassination attempts on his life.
I followed Nuhu Ribadu around the country during the last presidential election in Nigeria as a documentary filmmaker and a friend. I witnessed first hand how corrupt the whole system is. How they tried to make him reject his life record of honesty and integrity to present a distorted version to the electorate as one of them, a rat. Any other politician faced with such pressure would have easily buckled under.
Notes: On a late night road trip from Abuja to Enugu to visit Dim. Chukeuemeka Ojukwu we stopped for refreshments while Nuhu Ribadu spends time speaking with the children and locals of Lokoja.
Tolu Jinadu / Dr. Sunny Ugochukwu
Nuhu Ribadu Meets With School Children @ MM2 Ikeja, a photo by Jujufilms on Flickr.
I don’t believe the media propaganda that there are no good men left in Nigeria. As a matter of fact there are plenty good men and women in Nigeria. Case in point Nuhu Ribadu, a man I had the opportunity to eat with, travel with, had many intimate conversations with, and developed a no holds barred friendship which gave me the opportunity to see how Nuhu Ribadu makes honesty and dedication natural.
This day as we stepped outside MM2 Airport in Ikeja, school children on a field trip to the airport quickly recognized him and were excited to see him. He noticed the kids and walked over to them, he then spent time getting to know the kids individually and encouraging them to do good for their parents, themselves and Nigeria. Children are always the true measure of innocence.