Defeated Vice Presidential Candidate of the PDP at the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi has said the people behind the issue of corruption in Nigeria are the leaders.
Speaking yesterday, as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, Peter Obi revealed that Nigerian leaders failing to spend money in education and entrepreneurship has resulted in our current economic state.
The ex Anambra state governor added that everything these leaders have been doing will only promote corruption in the country.
He added that Nigeria has been criminalized.
His words, “The truth is that in Nigeria, the problem is over 75%. The country has been criminalised. Quote me, I am talking from experience of somebody who had served, I was there for eight years,” he said.
“What I found in Nigerians and your parents here, including me, I am a victim of that, I was governor for eight years, you can hardly see anybody who tells you something is wrong.
“Everybody calls you his excellency, that since you came, things have changed, even, when you know that nothing has changed.
“It is just that we have a government that has criminalised the society and people celebrate criminality. So, nobody could say to them, stop.
“Those who steal, if they come to church they will give them front seats, so, why would they not steal? They are the ones who are given chieftaincy tittles, they are the ones who get tittles in the world. So, we need to change all that.”