Osinbajo: Hardship in Nigeria is mere corruption fighting back

Osinbajo: Hardship in Nigeria is mere corruption fighting back

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo made this insulation while receiving a cross-section of University of Lagos (UNILAG) Alumni Association members at his office on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

According to the UNILAG graduate:

“We’ve watched corruption fighting back, some people even said bring back corruption, but not the man on the street.

“No economy can tolerate the level of corruption seen in Nigeria without consequences. Look at the Northeast, while a war is going, Nigerian lives being lost, some local governments had been taken over, and yet people cannot account for $15b meant for security equipment purchases.

“The corruption has been so much. Look at the sheer amount of money stolen and decisions taken that fuels corruption, decisions taken just with the sole aim of cornering national resources.

“We are not sitting down focussing on it, all we do is to empower the relevant agencies EFCC and co to do their jobs. Our main focus is the national economy.

“What catches our attention is the kind of discoveries we get and hear of daily. I can say (our government) is one that is completely focussed on dealing with issues that concerns this country. I work everyday with the President so I can say so. He is totally focussed on how to make this country a better place to live.”