How We Fought Corruption In The Lagos Judiciary – Osinbajo

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Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has given an insight into how the Lagos state government fought the corruption in the judiciary when he was commissioner for justice and attorney-general of the state.

Mr Osinbajo gave the insight today at the National Corruption Dialogue held in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.
“As Lagos Attorney-General, I sat with judges to review their pay, and found
out nobody can live on it. So we gave judges houses and raised their pay,” he said.
The Acting President said after the judges were incentivised, the government was strict in its administration of justice against corrupt judges.
“Then we
started to enforce rules against corruption on the bench. Within a year we
removed 22 magistrates, three judges and changed perception.”
Mr Osinbajo harped on the need for Nigerians, most especially those in authorities to stand up against corruption, just as he likened corruption as a cancer which will consume its victim, if not nip in the bud.”
“As President Buhari said if we don’t
kill corruption, it will kill us. So let us act before we die of
corruption,” Osinbajo said.
 

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