Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President of Nigeria has stated that all African countries are corrupt adding that only a few countries in the world can say they are not corrupt. While representing the country at the launch of the FLAG’IT App, Osinbajo said that corruption and illicit finances flows out of Africa which has, in turn, led to poverty and lack of development witnessed across the continent.
“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. Only a few countries in the world can claim to have a low level of corruption and none of these countries is in Africa.
“It doesn’t matter how much revenue a country generates or how transformed it is or how progressive its plans, corruption will ensure that majority of the people do not benefit from whatever gains are made, which is why despite the highest oil revenues in our history, debt doubled and poverty figures rose. This is why the major pillar of this administration’s socio-economic agenda is the fight against corruption” he said.