Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, on Wednesday frowned at younger people in the country who are eager to join politics.
According to him, the younger politicians get more exposed to corruption.
Sagay stated this while delivering the Nigerian Society of International Law (NSIL) Public Lecture titled “The Many Afflictions of Anti-Corruption Crusade in Nigeria” as Guest speaker on Wednesday in Lagos.
The Nation quoted him as saying: “One common thread that runs through the attitude of recent politicians borders on greed, avarice, self-service and accumulation of wealth at the expense of the country.”
“Why the rush? A young politician who wants to run at 25 will still become 30, it is just a matter of five years. Why can’t they wait to run? Most politicians are just consumed by greed and the younger they get, the corrupt they become,” the professor said.