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All institutions of government are corrupt, says Osinbajo

All institutions of government are corrupt, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says all the institutions of government in the country are corrupt.

Speaking on Friday at the 2016 convocation ceremony of the Afe Babalola university in Ekiti state, Osinbajo said re-orientation is key in the fight against corruption in the country.

He spoke of his “great respect” for Afe Babalola, a chief and senior advocate of Nigeria, “because of his stand against corruption”.

Osinbajo recalled that Babalola played an important role in the establishment of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

“All the institutions of government, I mean the executive, legislature and the judiciary are corrupt,” he said.

“What we need is serious reorientation. That is why ABUAD is a great university because it teaches learning, character and morality.

“Value reorientation is a key weapon to fight corruption. That is why the present federal government is intervening, because if we refuse, every facet of the country will fail. We must act fast and deal with the situation as quickly as possible.”

He urged the graduands to be honest and trustworthy, and to acquire skills beyond the scope of their disciplines.

“You must be trustworthy and honest apart from being skillful and resourceful to be able to make a great impact in the future ahead of you,” he said.

“You must reflect on the values they have inculcated in you in the institution and be conscious of the fact that Nigeria, your country, must be great, which can be achieved with your contributions.”

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