We must kick corruption out because it destroys almost everything- Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has listed 7 key issues the country and its leaders cannot afford trivialize.
Obasanjo spoke about the development of the nation, while speaking with journalists at his mansion in Abeokuta, on Independence Day, October 1.
He said Nigeria was on the path to overcoming its problems, but however noted that the country must not play with some pertinent issues.
Obasanjo said: “Fifty-five years in the life of a nation is comparatively young and when you look at the life and history of those that you may call settled societies or reasonably mature countries, we are not doing too badly. And then, we should also be willing to learn from our mistakes.”
“Men, women, Muslims, Christians, young and old, irrespective of our location, our tribe, our social standing, should know that Nigeria needs all hands on deck.
“And we must also realise important issues that we must not play with. We must not play with the issue of education, we must not play with the issue of the health for our people, and we must not play with the issue of employment for our teeming population, particularly for our youths.
“We must not play with the issue of the economy, we must not play with the issue of security and peace, we must not play with the issue of justice. Justice and peace go hand in hand, we can’t have injustice and expect peace to reign supreme.”
“We must kick corruption out because it destroys almost everything and I am not talking about corruption of money alone; I’m talking about the corruption of attitude, nepotism, favouritism. They are corruption in different forms and all aspects of corruption must be kicked out of our society.
They have had missteps just like we are having missteps. They have made mistakes and most of them have learnt from their mistakes. They have been dynamic in the way they have progressed and I believe that we are doing the same thing.”

Ynajia 
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