Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo at the launch of ‘Corruption Busters’ by Creative Youth Initiative Against Corruption (CYIAC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Lekki, Lagos State’ has urged Nigerians to change their perception about corruption toward developing a positive nation as corruption will kill the nation if it is not fought.
Osinbajo said “We should re-examine ourselves and move towardS changing our perception and our country will one day, overcome this menace known as corruption.’’
He also said “We need strong willed men and women who are committed to fighting corruption, though we have had notable committed persons but we need more people who are crusaders and zealous.”
According to him, the president has always reinstated severally that, “if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will definitely kill us”, which is why he had given strict instructions on tackling corruption.
Osinbajo said one of the very important resources in tackling corruption was not just arresting victims and detaining them, but having to reform them.
The event, according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was organised by the civil society group to commemorate the 2017 International Anti-Corruption day.