Yemi Osinbajo Quotes

It doesn’t matter where one starts from; it doesn’t matter at all where you start from. It is how committed you are, how determined you are, and how hardworking you are that will ultimately make the difference.

Yemi Osinbajo

Any nation that does not emphasize integrity will always fail.

Yemi Osinbajo

The Nigerian economy is a huge one.

Yemi Osinbajo

If the church says you are not allowed to steal, and we will ostracize you in our midst if you did, if what a man has does not measure up to what he has, if we found that a man has more money than he should have, if a man is earning a salary of a civil servant or a public servant and he has houses everywhere, we have to hold him to account.

Yemi Osinbajo

Our country has the potential not just to be the giant of Africa but a major economic giant in the world.

Yemi Osinbajo

It is the resolve of the government that none will be allowed to get away with making speeches that can cause sedition or that can cause violence, especially because when we make these kinds of pronouncement and do things that can cause violence or destruction of lives and property, we are no longer in control.

Yemi Osinbajo

We in Africa must prepare our economies in that direction that attracts such huge and qualitative investments. It is for us to push, and we must push.

Yemi Osinbajo

Our vision is for a country that grows what it eats and produces what it consumes. It is for a country that no longer has to import petroleum products and develop a lucrative petrochemical industry.

Yemi Osinbajo

Corruption has been tolerated for too long now, and with Buhari, we will, for the first time ever, have a president who will fight corruption. He will act so that people will be deterred from corruption.

Yemi Osinbajo

Economic growth is not sustainable without nation-building and, even of greater importance, state building.

Yemi Osinbajo

As we move to diversify our economy, we are particularly aware that we need oil to get out of oil.

Yemi Osinbajo

The carnal nature of man is that he places his tribe above others, but the only basis for the power and unity of the church is that there is no Jew or Gentile.

Yemi Osinbajo

I want to say that this business of corruption and the fight against corruption is a very serious matter, and sometimes I’m amazed that very little is being said outside of those who are saying so in government. It’s an existential matter. I don’t know whether it is possible to overemphasize the point, but I think it’s a very crucial matter.

Yemi Osinbajo

You don’t have to cheat or steal to be successful in life, but you must be ready to convert your challenges to opportunity.

Yemi Osinbajo

We in Nigeria have seen just how difficult it is to get back stolen assets from the international financial system, such as banks that ought not have received those funds in the first place if even the most routine questions were asked.

Yemi Osinbajo

Tracing, freezing, and return of stolen assets has proved in many cases to be exceptionally difficult for most African countries.

Yemi Osinbajo

It is in the interest of the government and also the interest of the nation that things are done properly and that there is due process and that we are not unfair.

Yemi Osinbajo

There must be more rigorous enforcement of rules promoting transparency in the international banking and financial systems, especially more stringent KYC rules on customer identity, source of wealth, and even country of origin.

Yemi Osinbajo

It is not possible for one tribe to dominate another based on the way God has structured the country.

Yemi Osinbajo

No matter how much you pray or fast, our country cannot grow without some of us deciding to do the hard work that makes nations work.

Yemi Osinbajo

The quality and quantum of potential investors in Africa is huge.

Yemi Osinbajo

Railway network will support efforts to diversify the economy and enhance our export potentials.

Yemi Osinbajo

You are not born corrupt. We want to change that mind-set of the people.

Yemi Osinbajo

An active and vibrant railway system confers many benefits on the society.

Yemi Osinbajo

It will be wrong of us to approach our grievances by threatening to disobey the laws or by threatening the integrity of our nation.

Yemi Osinbajo

No economy can tolerate the level of corruption seen in Nigeria without consequences.

Yemi Osinbajo

The most important thing for Africa is that whoever wants to invest in our countries should start in manufacturing.

Yemi Osinbajo

Many of the ethnic and other parochial tensions that have tended to create insecurity and outright conflict, time and time again, are largely as a result of failure to deliberately undertake nation-building efforts.

Yemi Osinbajo

If people are stealing the resources of this nation, if people are taking bribes – if judges or persons in authority, whether they are judges or whoever they may be in government, ministers, whoever, if they are taking bribes – it attacks the fundament of our existence as a society.

Yemi Osinbajo

The values of integrity and hard work are necessary for the development of our nation.

Yemi Osinbajo

The reason we have Christian president and Muslim vice president or Muslim president and Christian vice president is to have balance.

Yemi Osinbajo

We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism.

Yemi Osinbajo

We don’t have all the time in the world with oil. We have to use oil while it makes sense to do so.

Yemi Osinbajo

If you are not around when Africa truly gets going, it would be much like the sceptics who stood on the sidelines in the 1990s convinced that China was going nowhere. How wrong they were.

Yemi Osinbajo

Corruption and illicit financial flows are different. But they really must be twinned. This is because, for practical purposes, it is an eminently more sensible approach to treat most of the sources of illicit financial flows as corrupt activity, within a broader use of the term.

Yemi Osinbajo

I am so pleased and happy, and I believe that the Almighty God has a plan for our nation by putting us in strategic positions in politics, business, and everywhere.

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria is still grappling with the negative consequences of the use of opacity by senior members of government and their cronies between 1993 and 1998, awarding themselves juicy contracts in the extractive industry.

Yemi Osinbajo

If the church says we will not accept you here or that we will expose you if you are stealing the resources of the country or stealing the resources of a private company or other establishment, where you work, then we would not have the type of problem that we have in this country. If only the church does so – just the church.

Yemi Osinbajo

The most successful of the nations of the world are those who do not fall into the lure of secession but who, through thick and thin, forge unity in diversity.

Yemi Osinbajo

I understand the law of sowing and reaping. It is a spiritual law that has tremendous physical implications. Every time that we delay or frustrate what we can do today, leaving it till tomorrow, we hold back the future. We, too, must reap what we have sown by experiencing delays.

Yemi Osinbajo

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