Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that all the institutions of government – the executive, legislature and the judiciary are corrupt.
The Vice President made the statement on Friday during the 2016 convocation ceremonies of the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD).
Professor Osinbajo lamented that corruption had permeated every stratum of the society and was responsible for poverty and other challenges facing the nation.
He maintained that the present administration’s fight against corruption would touch every sector in the society.
“I have great respect for Chief Afe Babalola because of his stand against corruption.
“Sometimes in 2002, Chief Babalola argued the case for the establishment of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission where he let the court realised that corruption is the greatest problem of our nation.
“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.”
Meanwhile, The state’s Governor, Ayodele Fayose had called on the Federal Government to support the state in the construction of an airport.
The Vice President while responding to Fayose’s request said: ‘Ekiti State deserves an airport but I have discussed what we need in return with his Excellency.
“The Federal government will continue to give support to every project that will fast track 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.
Professor Osinbajo advised the graduands to be multi-skilled to be able to compete under the present economic situation.