Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president has said that only a few countries in the world can boast of having a low level of corruption, stressing that none of them is in Africa.
Naija News understands that Fatima Waziri-Azi, the Special Adviser to the President on Rule of Law, Office of the Vice President made this known when she represented Osinbajo at the launch of the FLAG’IT App.
Osinbajo during the event was quoted to have said it doesn’t matter how much revenue a country generates, corruption will ensure that majority of the people do not benefit from whatever gains are made.
In his words, the Vice President Was quoted o have said as thus; “The 2019 Global Corruption Barometer on African citizens’ views and experiences of corruption highlights that while most of the people surveyed in 35 countries felt that corruption had increased in their country, a majority equally felt that they, as citizens, could make a difference in the fight against corruption.
“Only a few countries in the world can claim to have a low level of corruption and none of these countries is in Africa.
“It doesn’t matter how much revenue a country generates or how transformed it is or how progressive its plans, corruption will ensure that majority of the people do not benefit from whatever gains are made, which is why despite the highest oil revenues in our history, the debt doubled and poverty figures rose. This is why the major pillar of this administration’s socio-economic agenda is the fight against corruption”