corruption in Nigeria

The elite in Nigeria is encouraging corruption in Nigeria by chasing after money and trying to acquire wealth by all means necessary according to acting Nigerian President Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo who made this known while inaugurating the Private Sector Advisory Group for SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in Abuja. According to a lengthy statement attributed to the Vice-President by Vanguardngr, Osinbajo had these to say:
“I have always believed that Nigerian elite, political, business and even the religious elite, have a responsibility to ensure that we do something for our society which will affect it fundamentally. “Everywhere in the world, it is that elite that

“Everywhere in the world, it is that elite that have always make a difference in the societies. Those are the ones responsible for transformation. “Many of the societies that have been truly transformed have done so when their elite decided that it was necessary to do so. “Sometimes, when you look at our situation, you think that it is necessary to force the political and private sector elite together to do something. But the truth is that whether or not we

“Many of the societies that have been truly transformed have done so when their elite decided that it was necessary to do so. “Sometimes, when you look at our situation, you think that it is necessary to force the political and private sector elite together to do something. But the truth is that whether or not we

“Sometimes, when you look at our situation, you think that it is necessary to force the political and private sector elite together to do something. But the truth is that whether or not we recognize it formally, they are doing things together whether it is for good or ill. The important thing is to recognize that we have an important role to play.

“We have decided as an elite in this country that wealth is a measure of worth. It is a decision we made consciously or unconsciously.

“The political elite have decided that wealth is a measure of worth and that is why you find so much corruption among the political elite. Even the religious elite believe that it is a blessing of God. “There are some societies that have decided that the value of human beings is in their contribution to the society. Those societies, of course, have done better than those who have decided that wealth, no matter how it was obtained, is a measure of worth. “I think it is important if our elite

“We have decided as an elite in this country that wealth is a measure of worth. It is a decision we made consciously or unconsciously. “The political elite have decided that wealth is a measure of worth and that is why you find so much corruption among the political elite. Even the religious elite believe that it is a blessing of God. “There are some societies that have decided that the value of human beings is in their contribution to the society. Those societies, of course, have done better than those who have decided that wealth, no matter how it was obtained, is a measure of worth. “I think it is important if our elite decide that dealing with poverty is worth the while and that it will measure whether or not we are serious about our society. “There is an enormous responsibility placed upon us as elite to do something about the millions of the extremely poor in our midst. It is a responsibility that we cannot take lightly at all. “This is how we are going to be measured. At the end of our lives, the question that will be asked is what is the impact that we made on people’s lives. Nobody will be measured by how much money we made or the positions we held. “A lot of our people in this country hang their hopes on us. They look up to us and believe we can do it and despite all the failures and the false starts, our people especially the poor and the vulnerable still believe that these elite will and can deliver. “Let us therefore take this as a personal responsibility to our people to do something profound that will make a huge difference in the lives of our people. “This is why I am so excited about this coming together of the public and private sector to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals are realized in our time and that nobody is left behind”.
The Apc government led by Buhari and Osinbajo was voted into power to tackle corruption in Nigeria but most Nigerians have been left less-than-impressed by the outcome of the anti-corruption war.

Information From Vanguardngr was used in this post.

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