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Corruption: You Can’t Close Shop To Chase Criminals – Peter: There’ll Be No Shop If Thief Steal All Things In It – Osinbajo

Vice Pesidential Yemi Osinbajo and the Vice Pesidential candidate of the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi exchanged words on corruption today, Friday, at the Vice-presidential debate at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
Peter Obi had criticised the focus of the current administration on anti-corruption, saying: “you cannot shut down your shops and be chasing criminals.”
But Osinbajo, the APC candidate said, “If you allow criminals to steal all the inventory in the shop, there will be no shop. That’s the problem. And what has happened in Nigeria in the past 16 years is what the World Bank told us; that the major cause of our poverty is corruption.
“That is what we’ve been told. So, let me say there is no way we can minimise. You can’t minimise corruption; if you minimise it, we run the risk of completely — in fact, the argument is lost.
“We cannot do what we want to do unless we are able to minimise corruption or eradicate it completely, which is what we’re trying to do.”

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