I am laughing all the way to the bank from the sale of my anti-corruption book - Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has said that he has made a lot of money from the sale of his anti-corruption book titled “Antidote of Corruption.” In an interview with The Punch, the Kogi senator also said he gave names of people in his book as it was impossible to address the issue of corruption without providing names. 

He said: “The truth of the matter is that my coming to the National Assembly is for service. I am here with a vision and a purpose, which is to make sure that we right the wrongs in the society. Corruption, to me, is the basic cankerworm that is responsible for where we are in this country today. It is the reason why our roads are bad and are now death traps; it is the reason why our hospitals are now mere consulting clinics; it is also the reason why education is so terrible today. “My passion is to make sure that we bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by bringing back the middle class, which has been completely eroded. 

The only way to do it is to fight corruption to a standstill because without fighting corruption, we cannot get anywhere in this country. I want to be the voice of the voiceless and speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. These are the principles behind my coming to the National Assembly. 

“You cannot cure a disease if you don’t diagnose it. You cannot fight corruption without educating people on corruption. Because of my passion to fight corruption, I decided to go into research and put together my experience as an anti-corruption crusader in form of a book that I called ‘Antidote for Corruption’ so that Nigerians can understand the level of corruption. I mentioned names and characters in that book. You cannot ‘restitute’, ameliorate, palliate or correct without exposition. 

“As I speak to you, I have sold over 100,000 copies. I travelled recently to Germany and I took 500 copies along with me. I have been called that the copies have been exhausted. I went to Russia with 100 copies. As I speak to you, they’ve all been sold. I sent 1,000 copies to the United Kingdom; they’ve been completely sold. I sent 2,500 copies to five states in (the United States of) America and they are still demanding more. I want to believe that it has been properly received. Within the country here, I have also made huge sales. I am laughing all the way to the bank.”
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