Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has cautioned that if President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is unable to sustain the ongoing anti-corruption war, Nigeria will end up in a very bad way.
Speaking at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, Osinbajo said: “If we are not able to sustain the trouble against corruption, we will end up in a very, very bad way as a nation.’
The vice president described the fight against corruption as difficult fight, lamenting that “we have seen it in so many different ways that at almost every state, corruption fights back and fights very fiercely.”
He further warned: “We should be able to examine our priorities because for us corruption is not a moral issue, it is an existential issue. To a large extent, it will determine whether we will survive as a corporate whole because of the way people feel that when I get into an office I will go after the resources of the state, and I will go after it in the most vicious and the most reckless manner that is possible.”
He reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to sustaining the anti-corruption fight and ensuring “that the system is cleaned up and government business is done the right way.”
The vice president noted that the $15 billion arms fund during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonatha “is half of our country’s foreign reserves.” Osinbajo called on the intellectual elite, especially the religious and political leaders in the country, to stand up for what is right. DAILYTRUST.M