Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has claimed his father never took a bribe in his 35 years in the civil service.
Moghalu, who is also a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), stated this while speaking with reporters in Lagos.
He said his father, who worked as diplomat in Geneva, Switzerland, had a huge influence on him.
“My family background pretty much shaped me. My father was in the civil service for most part of his life; my father had a very important influence in my life for two reasons, one, ethics and morality.
“I remember him as a very jovial man. When we were growing up; he would beat his chest and say 35 years as a civil servant I never took a bribe, so I was impressed by that and it helped in shaping me. It makes me think of my background.
“My family is a family of five, I was the first child so I grew up being a leader. I had not only a value system but a strong sense of responsibility placed on my shoulders right from when I was young.”
“In those days, my parents will delegate authority to me to discipline my siblings; they used to call me, Okoli the headmaster, I mean I had my cane, so those kinds of things place some responsibilities on you where you have to live up to expectation.
“These are the little but important things that shaped my personality and worldview,” Moghalu said.