A Pip Into Jason's Law Of Corruption And Why It Won't End In Nigeria

Jan 14, 2024 - 10:23
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A Pip Into Jason's Law Of Corruption And Why It Won't End In Nigeria

On June 13, 1988, Pini Jason Onyegbaduo (1948 - 2013) a popular Nigerian columnist, propounded a hypothesis Of corruption.

According to the hypothesis, Nigerians are roughly bifurcated into two: the ruling wicked and the waiting wicked.

The hypothesis was intellectually articulated in the now, defunct THISWEEK News magazine published in June 13, 1988.

Little did Pini Jason know that he had developed what would become known as the "Jason's Law Of Corruption."

The law subsequently helped to explain the unimaginable acts of corruption being perpetrated by Nigerians and Africans in leadership positions.

In a summary, Jason's Law Of Corruption states that "the decibel of an average Nigerian's public outcry is directly proportional to his distance from the opportunity to do exactly what he condemns."

Jason's Law further states that "the difference between many a vociferous, sanctimonious and pontificating Nigerian and the villainous, itchy-fingered kleptomaniac is probably the absence of the opportunity to steal."

Jason's Law concludes that "in all probability, should the opportunity occur, yesterday's moral crusader, is more likely to crumble and disappear under the weight of corruption.

Explained in simple terms, Jason's Law maintains that "the farther the distance between a Nigerian (African) and power-authority position, the higher the noise he makes against acts of corruption but the nearer he is to the position, the lesser the noise he makes...and when in the position, the noise ceases completely.

Suffice it to say that Jason's corruption hypothesis has never failed the test when applied in the analysis of the bizarre behavior of Nigerians and Africans in power.

Against this background, the hypothesis could rightly be rechristined "Law Of Corruption" in view of the pervading corruption rocking the Nigerian nation and in a sectors of the economy. 

Therefore, Nigeria and African leaders and individuals, entrusted with position of authourity or responsibility, get enmeshed in corrupt practices, always remember JASON'S LAW OF CORRUPTION.

Culled from https://www.thereporters.com.ng January 14, 2024