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Entire government under threat of corruption – Osinbajo


VP Yemi Osinbajo and founder of ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola. PHOTO: NAN

VP Yemi Osinbajo and founder of ABUAD, Aare Afe Babalola. PHOTO: NAN

The Federal Government on Friday said a new strategy would be employed to fight the dangerous dimension that corruption appears to be assuming in the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the declaration, in an address delivered at the 7th Founders Day and 4th convocation Ceremony of Afe Babalola University of Ado Ekiti(ABUAD).

According to him,higher institutions, such as ABUAD are great places to be used, in a national re-orientation programme being contemplated to fight the menace.

He said none of the arms of government is immune from the scourge of corruption.

He however said the Buhari government is ready to combat it, right from the school level.

“All institutions of government are under the threat of corruption

“You will please recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, had himself warned on several occassions that if we don’t fight corruption, corruption will fight us

‘“We are thinking of using national re-orientation to fight corruption and other societal menace, and to my mind, Afe Babalola University appears as one of the great places to start with,”he said.

The Vice President thanked Aare Babalola and others who helped in intervening in the funding and management of education in the country.

He said the nation would forever remain grateful to them.

Host governor, Mr Ayo Fayose described the Afe Babalola University as a miracle.

He said Babalola, apart from using the institution to impart knowledge and offer employment to the jobless, has stood out as the largest employer of labour as well as highest tax payer in Ekiti state.

Founder of the university, Aare Babalola said he established the institution to set new standards in education and help return its lost glory.

The founder announced a donation of N90m to outstanding students that excelled in their various courses of studies, with each student receiving between N1m and N200,000.

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