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Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury – Osinbajo

Valentine Chinyem



Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari has ensured that nobody steals from the nation’s treasury.

This was made known in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

Osinbajo said corruption almost brought the country to her knees, while adding that if it can be stopped, Nigeria would be better.

He said before the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration came into power, the country was in a sorry state, and therefore took it upon themselves to make Nigeria better for the common man, while, adding that himself and the president cannot deceive Nigerians in any way.

“The focus of our government is on how things can be better for the common man. We are not in the business of trying to deceive Nigerians. You can accuse me and the President of anything, but you will never find us deceiving Nigerians,” the statement read.

“The President has ensured that nobody steals money from the treasury. The major problem Nigeria had before now was the fact that people stole from the nation’s coffers. Once the country is able to stop corruption, it would be better.

“The first thing we did was tackle unemployment by employing young men and women through the N-Power job scheme, which has so far employed 500,000 young graduates.

“Every state has N-Power, noting that there are plans to employ more because of the number of graduates. This is a social safety net for young unemployed Nigerian graduates.

“So far, we have given about 400,000 MarketMoni loans, but the target is to give 1 million loans to artisans and traders, while TraderMoni loans are N10,000 interest-free loans to petty traders, of which 2 million are expected to be reached in the first phase,” the statement said.