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Obasanjo Warns Corrupt Indian Business Owners In Nigeria

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May 1st, 2017 – Obasanjo Warns Indian Business Owners Paying Bribe To Get Contracts In Nigeria

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo was a speaker at an interactive session with Indian Professionals Forum IPF in Nigeria.

At the event which held over the weekend, Obasanjo lamented that some Indian companies cut corners and engage in sharp practices to get ahead in Nigeria’s business clime.

He said:

“There are Indian enterprises and corporate bodies in the country doing fairly well, employing local staff/Indian staff and legitimate and genuine contributors to the Nigerian economy but there are ugly faces; there are Indian companies that have been doing what they will not do in India and that is unfortunate.

“There are Indians who are in partnership with Nigerians and they are doing well, we have some even here in Abeokuta. They are doing very well and it is very encouraging.

“But there are ugly faces, there are Indian companies that have been doing what they will not do in India and that is unfortunate and I hope those of you who are doing the right thing, who really make us proud and our association with India, will make sure that this type of bad things are stopped.”

Obasanjo recounted the time when he deported the Vaswani brothers during his tenure as president

“I had the unfortunate responsibility to deport some Indians (the Vaswani brothers) from the country when they did wrong, my successors brought them back, he too later sent them back again,” he said.

“The one who brought them back, sent them back again because you see, a Leopard never changes its spots and they believe that they can bribe their way in this country.

“But woes betide that person, be it Nigerian, non-Nigerian or Indian who believes that he will live and corrupt this country.”

[The Cable NG]



  1. Danti

    May 1, 2017 at 9:28 AM

    Not just Indians, It is everybody Papa! People will be corrupt when there is no certainty of punishment and the judicial is profoundly corrupt.

  2. iron bar

    May 1, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    WE HAVE LOTS of vaswani brothers all over the country..lebanese and some chinese wolves around.they ran our aviation,pharmacueticlas and brought in fake goods but worse still,maltreated our people working for them..obj go and rest joor you are also a proceed of corruption ,ur aborted failed third term bid threw our more senate presidents pushung for ur impeachment than all the presidents we ever had. ..thks for ceding bakassi to cameroun.same old cabals keep ruling and giving excuses

  3. Amos

    May 1, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    Baba himself

  4. paul olabisi

    May 1, 2017 at 8:44 PM

    how do you know that Obasanjo want 3rd term kindly explain pls

  5. Lola O

    May 1, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    What is Baba Aremu talking about? Isn’t Nigeria the headquarters of corruption? According to a Yoruba proverb, it is what the calabash owner calls it that others follow suit. If Nigerians have respect for their country and determined to preserve her integrity, why wouldn’t foreigners do the same? All the rejects in foreign countries have turned Nigeria into dumping ground for nefarious activities and atrocities….. SHAME!

  6. ade eagle

    May 2, 2017 at 8:41 PM

    what did he do to combat corruption when he was in power ? he should shut up now Buhari is seriously fighting corruption

  7. SARAH

    May 5, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    papa is saying is true ,if you work with them you will know it, Nigeria gvt should something,

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