Yemi Osinbajo, the Nigerian vice president has warned that Nigeria would be in trouble if the present war against corruption was not won.
Osinbajo said that corruption was fighting back, but assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari was committed to sustaining the anti-corruption fight.
According to Vanguard, he said that Buhari had plans to ensure that the system was cleaned up and government business done the right way. He also called for a re-orientation of the Nigerian people.
When millions of dollars were found in an ex-NNPC MD’s safe, it was one of the highlights of the Buhari anti-corruption campaign
He said all these, when Nigerian Association of Law Teachers visited him in the State House, Abuja on Tuesday, April 11.
Osinbajo explained that the defence contracts of $15 billion for which many individuals were being prosecuted “is half of our country’s foreign reserves.”
He concluded: “If we are not able to sustain the trouble against corruption, we will end up in a very, very bad way as a nation. We have seen it in so many different ways that at almost every state, corruption fights back and fights very fiercely.”
Earlier, reports has it that Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the two major political parties in Nigeria are dying due to constant party defection by political leaders.
Osinbajo made this statement on Monday during the National Conference on Political Party Supremacy and the Dynamics of Parliamentary Autonomy put together by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, in Abuja, Vanguard reports.