The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has lamented the high rate of corruption on the country, saying Nigerians had accepted the menace as a way of life.
Osinbajo said this at the Re-launch of THESEABILITIES Foundation and public presentation of 2016 Disability Report on Inclusion in Lagos, on Saturday.
The Vice President also expressed displeasure over the way corrupt people were allowed to get away with their action in the country.
Stating that the poverty level in Nigeria was the result of high level of corruption, Osinbajo said it was disheartening to see Nigerians accept the menace as way of life and go a step further to celebrate corrupt people.
He said, “The reason corruption is so prominent in our society is because we accept it as a way of life, celebrate it and allow it to thrive.
“With this kind of attitude, we can not take our rightful place in comity of nations because it is the major reason for poverty in our society.
“We have capacity to fight it but if that capacity is privatized and some people take it away and use it for themselves we can not make progress.”