Reacting to President Buhari's war against corruption, Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has sparked a new controversy by saying that virtually every Nigerian is corrupt.
Gov. Ajimobi speaking with journalists
While speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, the governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi, said that there is hardly any Nigerian who will not be seen as corrupt if the concept of corruption is critically analysed.
The governor who spoke shortly after he was named the head of the committee to screen the party’s candidate for Ondo governorship election, said people have become used to looking at corruption from a narrow perspective.
“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 Nigerian is corrupt, virtually everybody is corrupt in one way or the other either attitudinally, financially or socially, and this, we believe should be looked into.
“We believe corruption is more than just taking money, I think it is attitudinal. Anytime you do what you are not supposed to do, it is corruption. Even not doing your job is corruption; taking salaries monthly and not coming to work and being idle is corruption,” he said.
The influential politician commended the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for its anti-graft war, saying it has achieved a lot in that regard.