Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has insinuated that it’s impossible for political office holders or State governors not to steal from the public treasury because their salaries are not enough.
Speaking on Channels TV, the outspoken governor seems to have suggested that keeping politically exposed persons from dipping their hands in the public purse will amount to an exercise in futility.
Governor Rochas Okorocha (APC Imo state), justifying corruption in public office in Nigeria. Isn’t this the height of political rascality? I just can’t fathom this!!! pic.twitter.com/QQ661884fX
— Olaudah Equiano® (@Uruokpala) May 30, 2018
Okorocha also added that every citizen in Nigeria is corrupt to a certain degree.
He said: “All men steal. There’s no man in Nigeria, from A-Z who will say he lives with the money you pay him monthly. The salaries of governors are N750,000 a month.
“So, if you don’t have a second office or something else to do, you must steal. Any political office holder who doesn’t have a second office, must steal.”
Okorocha however averred that what is more important is making sure governors and political office holders deliver on the job like he’s doing in Imo state.
“But if you give target, excuse me, you then perform your work and people see the way you have done it and it’s correct, they are fine.
“In Imo State, people are happy with the performance. They are happy. Their children are going to school without school fees, they are happy,” he added.
— Naija Virals (@NaijaVirals) May 30, 2018