POLITICS: All men steal in Nigeria, so governors must steal too – Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha

All men steal in Nigeria, so governors must steal too – Okorocha

The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has said that stealing is a common a trend in Nigeria and as such even governors must steal to make up for the deficiencies in their finances if they are to survive with the stipend they are paid monthly.

Okorocha argument bothered on the fact those in public office are not well remunerated which makes a necessity for them to steal.

The governor, while speaking with Channels Television, 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.”

The governor stressed that seeking to stop politically-exposed persons from dipping their hands into the public treasury will amount to an exercise in futility.