Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that under the Buhari administration, looting the National Treasury has been stopped.
The Vice President said this in a statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande
He noted that the Buhari administration identifies with the plight of the common man and is putting programs in place to help combat the suffering of Nigerians.
“The focus of our government is on how things can be better for the common man.” he said
“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.”
Osinbajo also lauded the Buhari government, saying that it had been able to achieve much more with less resources.
“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.” The paid volunteer programme has a two-year duration, but it has now been extended for a batch.
“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”, Osinbajo stated.