How Religious, Political Leaders Stall Fight Against Corruption - Osinbajo
Nigeria’s number two citizen Yemi Osinbajo (image courtesy NAN)

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that political and religious leaders beg him whenever he wants to sack a public officer guilty of corruption.

Osinbajo said this on Monday in Abuja at the 24th Nigerian Economic Summit plenary on corruption and rule of law.

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“I would like to refer to the Nigerian elite, and it’s probably not fair to be that broad, but practically, every segment, because people who have access to you, they could be political leaders, religious leaders, business leaders, whoever has access to you,” he said.

“We have a system where people just feel like, ‘why don’t you just give this guy a break?’ Which again is part of the problem. You don’t get one call, you get several calls.”