Anti-Corruption War: Buhari Won’t Spare Close Friends – Osinbajo

Yemi OsinbajoThere will be no sacred cows in the ongoing war against corruption, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) vowed yesterday.

He made the vow at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while speaking in an audience with a group of radio journalists and producers.

The vice president stressed that even close friends of President Muhammadu Buhari would not be spared in the war against corruption.

Prof. Osinbajo described corruption as “the major drain on the country’s resources”, noting that fighting graft was a priority of the present administration.


“No one will be spared in the fight against corruption because, even the close friends of the president know that they will not be spared. He (President Buhari) will not cover for them. Fighting corruption is a priority”, Osinbajo declared.

The vice president also spoke about the current economic recession in the country, blaming it on oil price fall and pipeline vandalism.

He said: “We were producing up to 2.2 million barrels a day, but all of a sudden, the vandalism of our terminals caused us to lose up to a million barrels a day.

“So, when you lose up to 60 percent of your revenue or even more, there must be a shock because you’re really earning very little. We will ensure that the very little we are earning is as well managed as possible”.

Osinbajo also said that the government felt the pains currently being experienced by the citizens and was committed to assuaging them.

According to him, “We fully understand and appreciate the situation of things in the country, and we’re committed to ensuring that the pain is assuaged.

“The president stated that clearly in his October 1st broadcast to the nation. All his life, he (Buhari) has been a salary earner, he has never been a businessman. So, he understands why someone who earns a salary and even those who do not are severely challenged at this time of economic recession such as we’re experiencing”.

He also reiterated the government’s commitment to developing the economy with a view to enabling citizens to find opportunities within the nation.

“I want to assure Nigerians that the government of President Buhari is a very focused and determined government”, the vice president added.

He listed the ‘Made-in-Nigeria’ project, moving away from import dependence, boosting agriculture and encouraging manufacturing as some of the measures the government was taking to move the country forward.


  1. NBA, Body of Benchers, NJC, JSC etc. You see your life? The measures currently being taken by Buhari and Osinbajo in the WAR against corruption and indiscipline ought to have been taken over 30 years ago when the same bodies did not allow the same Mohammed Buhari to complete his task of cleaning up the mess of corruption in Nigeria. Now that mess is messing up Nigeria without sparing the Judiciary and body of lawyers. If drug lords and peddlers had been executed in 1984, would their children – boko haram, militants, kidnappers, armed robbers and criminals who terrorize Nigerians under the influence of hard drugs still be in business today? Are nations like China, Saudi Arabia etc. who execute drug peddlers daft? Should human rights be allowed to excuse human wrongs? Go to America and Britain and steal their money and see whether FBI, CIA,M16 etc. will be civil with you. God will save us in Nigeria.


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