The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has of late made some remarks that may soon invite the EFCC to his doorsteps.
The Vice-President was in Ado Ekiti, alongside Governor Ayodele Fayose at the 2016 convocation ceremony of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.
The Vice President said corruption had permeated every stratum of the society.
He attributed the current poverty state of the nation to corruption.
According to Osinbajo, “I have great respect for Chief Afe Babalola because of his stand against corruption.
“Sometime in 2002, Chief Babalola argued the case for the establishment of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission.
“Babalola let the court realize that corruption is the greatest problem of our nation.
“All the institutions of government. I mean the executive, legislature and the judiciary are corrupt.
“Every single institution in this country is corrupt, including the presidency.
“What we need is serious reorientation.
“That is why ABUAD is a great university because it teaches learning, character and morality.
“So, value reorientation is a key weapon to fight corruption.
“That was why the present federal government is intervening, because if we refuse every facet of the country will fail.
“We must act fast and deal with the situation as quickly as possible,” Osinbajo said.
In response to Governor Fayose’s request for an airport, Vice President Yemi said “The Federal government will continue to give support to every project that will FastTrack development in each of the states of the federation.
“We know how important this airport is to ABUAD.”
He commended ABUAD for blazing the trail in the academic and other resourceful ventures.
He advised the graduands to be multi-skilled to be able to compete under the present economic situation.