- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria's problem is finding upright men in position of authority
- Osinbajo says widely held belief that the problem with the country is ethnic and tribal-based is wrong and misplaced
- The vice president made his position known on Friday, November 23, in Enugu state
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the problem with Nigeria is finding upright men in positions of authority.
Osibanjo said this in Enugu on Friday, November 23, during a book presentation by former governor of Enugu state, Sullivan Chime, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the vice president said that the widely held belief that the problem with the country was ethnic and tribal-based was wrong and misplaced.
He said that those who wanted to privatise the resources of the country and build human capital were the major cause of friction in the country.
Osinbajo said that such leaders instigated the division of the country along ethnic and tribal lines in order to sustain their empire.
The vice president said: “The problem of our country is finding forthright men in positions of authority."
Osibanjo described Chime as a man with strong values who made the desired change in the state during his time as governor.
He called on political office holders to discharge their responsibilities with good conscience and responsibility.
Osibanjo said that the country would be a better place if politicians think of what the future would hold for their people rather than how to win their next election.
He said: “At the end of the day, integrity pays and I congratulate Chime for the successes he recorded during his time as governor."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed that some religious and political leaders often plead with him not to sack corrupt public officials.
Osinbajo made the statement in Abuja on Monday, October 22, when speaking at the 24 Nigerian economic summit plenary on corruption and rule of law.
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