During a speech at a conference entitled, “The Predicament of Corruption and the Quest for Holistic Development in Africa” and hosted by the University of Ibadan, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo reiterated the Buhari administration’s commitment to combat corruption, and to the recovery of looted funds.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo stressed the need to strengthen the relevant anti-corruption institutions in order to accomplish these goals The Vice President expressed his appreciation for the conference’s organizers, and promised that any recommendations made at the conference would be forwarded President Buhari himself.   

Vice President Osinbajo then laid out the three primary goals of the Buhari Administration as the improvement of security, fighting corruption, and growing the economy.

Aside from the Vice President, and his staff, the conference was also attended by several noted academics. The presence of these educators did not escape the Vice President Osinbajo’s attention, who noted that education was crucial to building minds and the nation as whole.

In the spirit of education promotion Coordinator-General of the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation, Mr. Charles Anyiam-Osigwe, called upon the government to add Philosophy to the curriculum of secondary schools. Mr. Anyiam-Osigwe referenced a 2007  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) publication on the importance of Philosophy’s inclusion in education, as his group’s justification for their call for Philosophy to be taught.  

Mr. Anyiam-Osigwe stated that the inclusion of Philosophy in the secondary school curriculum would lead to an anti-corruption culture. He noted that “there has never been development without the philosophical compass,”. 

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