All Institutions of Government are Corrupt’ – VP Osinbajo
The fight against corruption by the present administration will be long and far-reaching as Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has said all government institutions in the country are corrupt.
Osinbajo posited that corruption had permeated every stratum of the society and needed to be uprooted if Nigeria was to overcome the present contradictions of poverty and dependence.
He made the declaration in Ado-Ekiti on Friday during the 2016 convocation ceremony of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Punch writes.
“I have a great respect for Chief Afe Babalola because of his stand against corruption. Sometimes in 2002, Chief Babalola argued the case for the establishment of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission where he let the court realise that corruption is the greatest problem of our nation,” he said.
“All the institutions of government, I mean the executive, legislature and the judiciary are corrupt. What we need is serious reorientation. That is why ABUAD is a great university because it teaches knowledge, character and morality. So, value reorientation is a key weapon to fight corruption.
“That is why the Federal Government is intervening, because if we refuse to act, every facet of the country will fail. We must act fast and deal with the situation as quickly as possible.”
The Vice-President commended ABUAD for its drive towards academic excellence and advised the graduands to look towards multi-tasking as a means of thriving under the present economic climate.
“You must be trustworthy and honest apart from being skillful and resourceful to be able to make a great impact in the future ahead of you. You must reflect on the values they taught you in the institution and be conscious of the fact that Nigeria, your country, must be great and through which this can be achieved with your contributions.”
Meanwhile, Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose seized the opportunity to call on the Federal Government to support the state in the construction of an airport.
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