The Vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi has lamented that criminals are now been celebrated in Nigeria.
He made this known while speaking on Friday at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.
Speaking on ‘Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for economic development in Africa’, Obi said people in power are not told the truth.
According to the former Anambra State governor, Nigeria has a government that has criminalised the society, adding that people celebrate criminality.
He also accused the church of celebrating criminals by giving individuals with questionable wealth front roll seats.
“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,” Peter Obi 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.”