Osinbajo “Corruption is such a terrible thing and I don’t think it is a matter of politics”

Osinbajo also said that the kind of corruption which has occurred in Nigeria should be viewed as a crime against humanity.

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Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has criticized past Nigerian leaders who looted the country’s funds describing their actions as shameful.

Osinbajo also said that the kind of corruption which has occurred in Nigeria should be viewed as a crime against humanity.

The Vice President made the comments on Thursday, February 18, 2016, while receiving a delegation of traditional rulers at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

“As leaders, we must condemn corruption in the strongest terms. It is right that we condemn corruption in strong terms, more so that traditional rulers do not belong to any political party,” Osinbajo said, according to a statement released by his media aide, Laolu Akande.

“The kind of corruption we experienced in the recent past is the kind that in any other part of the world it would be considered as a crime against humanity. What the leaders did in the past few years is very shameful.

“Corruption is such a terrible thing and I don’t think it is a matter of politics. I think it’s one thing everybody should be ashamed of, if you consider what the leaders of this country had done.

“We are trying to put in place a system that ensures that there is consequence if you do wrong, so that the people you serve are not treated like animals. I think that one of the major problems that we have faced is just that the level of corruption is high.

“The fact is that when you look at what has happened, the truth is stranger than fiction. When you look at the facts and figures, it doesn’t make sense,” he said.

Osinbajo had earlier said that there will be no sacred cow in the fight against corruption.

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