Nigerians See Corrupt Politicians As Heroes – Osinbajo | WakaWaka Reporters

Nigerians See Corrupt Politicians As Heroes – Osinbajo

Vice-president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed that some Nigerians still see politicians who steal from the county’s treasury as heroes.

Osinbajo regretted that act, noting that many others did not see anything wrong when the politicians involved in stealing the nation’s commonwealth were their kinsmen.

The VP made this known on Tuesday in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

He was quoted as saying this while granting audience to a delegation of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption led by its Chairman, Prof. Itse Sagay, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to the statement, Osinbajo commended the committee which he said had done very well by removing skepticism on whether anti-corruption initiative can work well in the country.

The statement reads: “How we communicate what is going on regarding corruption is important.

“There are still those who think a politician who steals, is some kind of Robin Hood, instead of being vilified.

“Some people believe that if ‘my kinsman steals it is okay.’

“It is important to completely legitimize corruption especially through the way it is communicated.”