Fight against corruption will continue – VP Osinbajo

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that pressure from some Nigerian elites to slow down the ongoing fight against graft would not deter the presidency from ridding the country of the problem of corruption.

The Vice President disclosed this during a meeting in his office with a delegation from the Muslim Congress of Nigeria.

“We get regular messages from some Nigerian elites saying cool down. It is a very strange morality that some of those people have, very complicated but cutting across all tribes and religious differences,” he noted.

However, he observed that a majority of the Nigerian people on the contrary, have a clearer understanding and are in support of the fight against corruption.

He said: “The masses don’t have that problem. The man on the street is very clear, so whatever some of these elites say, we shall keep our focus on the masses who voted for us,” the Vice President declared.

He said it was the same inordinate desire for enrichment that explains why money meant to procure arms were being distributed among persons at a time when the territorial integrity of the nation was being attacked.

But the Vice President assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari led administration has no other agenda but the progress of this country.

 “Mr. President and I are extremely focused on what we need to do. We will focus on critical things, infrastructure and social investments,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation from the Muslim Congress of Nigeria, Imam Abdulahi Shuaib conveyed the support of the organisation to the government in its programmes including anti-corruption, and expressed the group’s readiness to offer assistance.

According to him, the choice of the President and Vice President were made by God Himself during last year’s presidential election.