The vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo did not mince words when he the point crystal clear during his visit to Germany that our Nigeria’s biggest problem is grand corruption.
Answering questions from a cross section of Nigerians in Germany, on Sunday night, Osinbajo said “those who made away with the nation’s resources should be made to account for it.”
He said to move forward, such massive corruption should not be allowed again.
“The greatest problem Nigeria has is one of grand corruption; that is the biggest problem we have; not the problem of planning or plans. Grand corruption is the reason why we are not moving as fast as we should in our country.
“There is no country in the world that can survive if its resources are stolen the way Nigeria’s resources are stolen.’’
Osinbajo also said most of the issues raised by Nigerians in Diaspora, at the meeting over lack of energy, infrastructure, quality and extensive health care services, education and security were traceable to mismanagement of national resources.
He called on Nigerians to hold leaders accountable for the nation’s wealth.
“At the town hall meeting in Berlin, the vice president stated that one of the key issues the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is dealing with, in partnership with European leaders, is the repatriation of the country’s stolen assets stashed abroad,”.
He added that the Federal Government is also having conversations with European countries on the subject of migration of Nigerians to Europe.
The vice president told the gathering that the ruling government is concerned about the migration issue and had started negotiating with European countries.
Osinbajo expressed optimism that the challenge could be effectively addressed through Nigeria’s collaboration with its European partners.