Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is unhappy that some Nigerians offer bribes to obtain drivers licences, passports or to clear goods at ports.
He said there is no reason why any Nigerian should give bribe to law enforcement agents or other officers to get things done.
Osinbajo spoke on Tuesday in Abuja while declaring open the anti-corruption conference tagged “Collaborative Approach to Eradicating the Evils of Corruption in Nigeria.’’
The conference was organised by the Office of the Vice President and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC).
Quoting PricewaterhouseCoopers, Osinbajo said Nigeria’s 2030 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could be up to 534 billion dollars higher if it reduced corruption.
He said it did not matter how much revenue a country made or how transformative its plans were; corruption would ensure that the majority of the people did not benefit from it or simply truncate the plan.
According to him, in spite of the high oil revenues in Nigeria’s history, debt doubled and poverty figures rose as a result of corruption.
He said that the administration was not slightly deluded into thinking that it had won the battle against corruption as it was tackling grand corruption first.