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Corruption, a Disaster All Nigerians Must Unite Against, Says Osinbajo 

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Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described corruptiin as a catastrophe that each one Nigerians have to be able to wage battle towards.

According to him, Nigerians should shun the catastrophe of corruption, embrace honesty and unite to construct a nice nation,  as a result of integrity and trustworthiness are very important attributes for achievement.

Osinbajo who made this declaration on Tuesday in Abuja on the official launch of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) Integrity and Zero Tolerance Manual for varsity golf equipment, praised the initiative as a recognition that integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, are essential particular person and collective attributes for profitable individuals and communities.

He added that each corrupt act is not only a crime however a crime towards society and even youngsters but unborn.

The Vice President famous that the institution of the Integrity golf equipment is a very important step in lastly attaining this milestone within the constructing of the longer term towards the catastrophe of corruption.

He described the initiative as visionary and well timed  whereas stressing the necessity to develop an anti-corruption military.

“That army is waiting in our schools, and we must teach them early that corruption is the worst destroyer of destinies and people, and we must fight it as you fight a mortal enemy in war.”

Osinbajo famous that the institution of EFCC Integrity golf equipment in colleges throughout the nation was essential as a result of it embodies the values of honesty and arduous work towards nationwide growth.

He said that each public officer who steals, robs the Nigerian society of funds for well being care, schooling and many others, including that “we must become policemen against corruption and wrongdoing; whether it is a member of government or a shop assistant or your friend in class who is cheating, because they destroy our reputation.”

Emphasizing the necessity for integrity in society and for all Nigerians to challenge the proper values, the Vice President noticed that if the nation’s status was deemed poor by others, “it will affect all of us.” 

According to him, Nigerians, particularly the youth, should discard the false notion that “we can get ahead by cheating, or stealing whether in public or private life,” noting that “there are always consequences for wrongdoing.”

He additionally noticed that “the best problem which we face presently is how you can safeguard the youth from the moral disaster and confusion confronting our nation, and the error of pondering that there shall be no consequence for defrauding others, your employers or the federal government. 

“The reason why people may believe these false notions is that there seem to be many in our society whose wealth cannot be explained, many even among the young who live by defrauding others.”

Osinbajo famous that it’s an error to assume that corruption pays saying “many societies on this planet have been the place we’re in the present day, however quickly, they realized that no society can survive by dishonesty, greed and theft. 

“The society will finally collapse. What these societies did was take an all-of-society method to struggle dishonesty. 

“The different truth is that many who assume they’ll get away with corruption, are sometimes shocked that the lengthy arm of the regulation, even when generally sluggish will finally meet up with the legal. 

“There is no time bar or statute of limitation against a crime. A man who steals this year can be arrested in 10 years’ time for his crimes, so when you steal, you cannot sleep with both eyes closed,” he mentioned.

Commending the Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, for the worthy initiative (Integrity and Zero Tolerance towards corruption), the Vice President recalled his private journey within the advocacy for integrity in Nigeria.

He mentioned: “Sometime final 12 months, the EFCC chairman whereas sharing one in all his many concepts on anti-corruption methods with me, advised me concerning the plan for Integrity golf equipment in colleges throughout the nation. 

“I advised him my very own journey within the advocacy for integrity in Nigeria. How in 1995, I co-founded the organisation, Integrity, in Nigeria with Mr. Soji Apampa. Out of it got here the Convention on Business Integrity. One of the packages of that organisation, Integrity. was the institution of Integrity golf equipment in colleges. But we by no means fairly achieved it. 

“This is why I feel a deep attachment to this project and I’m particularly pleased that I’m able to witness the launch of the Operations Manual for Integrity and Zero Tolerance Clubs”

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