Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that only a few countries in the world can claim to have a low level of corruption, but that none is in Africa.
Speaking at an App launch yesterday in Abuja, Osinbajo who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Rule of Law, Office of the Vice President, Fatima Waziri-Azi, said that “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.
The Vice President added that there was a consensus that corruption and illicit financial flows out of Africa relentlessly delay development, worsen practically all human development indices and trap the majority of her people, especially the most vulnerable, in misery and poverty.
Osinbajo further asserted that this is why the major pillar of the Buhari-led administration’s socio-economic agenda is the fight against corruption.
Also speaking at the event, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay, at the event, decried the opportunity the country missed as a result of looting by ex-governors, ministers, legislators, public servants, bankers and businessmen between 2007 to 2013 adding that the total sum of money looted was summed up at one point thirty five trillion naira.