During a speech at the conference “The Predicament of Corruption and the Quest for Holistic Development in Africa”, hosted by the University of Ibadan, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo reiterated the Buhari administration’s commitment to combat corruption, and to recover looted funds.
Vice-President Osinbajo stressed the need to strengthen the relevant anti-corruption institutions in order to better combat corruption and recover lost monies. 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; 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 noted 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,”.