Osinbajo ‘There are corrupt persons in every sector,’ Vice President says

Osinbajo made the remark on Saturday, February 20, 2016, during a dinner organized by the Apostles in the Market Place in Lagos.

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Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that corruption has penetrated every sector in Nigeria.

Osinbajo made the remark on Saturday, February 20, 2016, during a dinner organized by the Apostles in the Market Place in Lagos.

According to a statement released by his media aide, Laolu Akande, the Vice President said:

“I have had several long discussions with President Buhari, the key issue always is finding the right persons for any task; a tough task indeed in a corrupt system.”

“This is a system where the norm is corrupt behaviour across all arms of formal systems of governance. In such a system, the private sector is a strong collaborator. The fight against corruption is then a fight against the system.”

“When you look at any list of alleged perpetrators of a heinous case of corruption, all tribes, ethnicities and religions are well represented. In other words, high-level corruption knows no religion or ethnicity.”

“Such perpetrators and conspirators are in governments, the legislature, the judiciary and the press. They are united, they protect one another, they fight for one another and they are prepared to go down together.”

“They are one tribe and indivisible, regardless of diversity. It is this tribe that confuses the arguments for change in society.”

Osinbajo had earlier said that there would be no sacred cow in the government’s fight against corruption.

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