(Romanus Ugwu, ABUJA)
Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said that every Nigerian is corrupt in one way or the other either by financial misconduct, attitudinal corruption or the inability to restraint oneself from certain corrupt action.
Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption, Governor Ajimobi told journalists at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abuja that his colleagues at APC never make any commitment to wade into the crisis rocking the National Assembly when they visited Presidential Villa few weeks ago.
While speaking on the state of the nation, he said: “We are looking at corruption in a global perspective as against just taking money. If you look at it generally, you will see that virtually every Nigeria is very corrupt, virtually everybody is corrupt in one way or the other either attitudinal, financially or socially and this we believe should be looked into.
“We believe corruption is more than just taking money, I think is attitudinal. Anytime you do that you are not supposed to do is corruption. Sometime you can even enlarge it to mean basically indiscipline, inability to control yourself, to discipline yourself against the selfish tendencies of wanting to take what does not belong to you. Even not doing your job is corruption, for taking salaries monthly and not coming to work and been idle is corruption,” he quipped.
Governor Ajimobi who said the current economic crunch in Nigeria was a global issue, noted: “I think all over the world, there have been what you call technical recession.”