Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has Described the Fight Against Corruption as a Tough Battle and
He however assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari/led government is committed to sustaining the anti-corruption fight to ensure that the system is cleaned up and government business is done the right way.
The VP stated this when Nigerian Association of Law Teachers, paid him a courtesy visit in the State House, Abuja.
“The fight against corruption is a difficult fight, we have seen it in so many different ways that at almost every state, corruption fights back and fights very fiercely,” he said.
Speaking further he said, “If we are not able to sustain the fight against corruption, we will end up in a very, very bad way as a nation. The defence contract of $15billion which was frittered away in people’s pockets is half of our country’s foreign reserves.
“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.”
On how to respond to the malaise of corruption, Osinbajo said that the intellectual elites, whether religious, political in particular or academic elites must stand up for what is right.
Speaking at a separate meeting with a delegation of Niger Delta Expatriate Mentorship Committee, an initiative led by the Minister of Niger Delta, Mr. Uguru Usani Uguru in his office, Osinbajo restated that the Federal Government is keen in its desire to support the establishment of a Chamber of Commerce for young people across the Niger Delta region to drive creativity and entrepreneurship.
The outcome of the meetings was made available to newsmen in a statement by the senior special assistant, media and publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande.