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Don’t allow treasury looters to return to power, Osinbajo tells Nigerians

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[FILES] Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has implored Nigerians to resist the temptation of returning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to power because its desperation is to loot the treasury again.

Osinbajo said Nigeria’s economy would have collapsed long ago, but for President Muhammadu Buhari’s honesty, reminding that only honest and selfless leader can be trusted with the nation’s wealth.

The vice president described the Tradermoni policy as “one of the major policies of President Buhari’s government, because it is centred around the youths and poor Nigerians.”

Osinbajo, who spoke in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, yesterday, at a programme on Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME), dismissed the position of the PDP, which described it as a jamboree.

He took the Tradermoni programme to Ado Ekiti metropolis, Ikere and Omuo Ekiti, and also visited Iworoko Ekiti, to commiserate with the indigenes of the town, where a trailer rammed into market, killing 15 persons a few weeks ago.

Osinbajo said Nigerians would be plunged into another round of embezzlement, if the PDP succeeds in wresting power from the current government.

He promised that the Buhari government would establish special micro finance banks, as People’s Money Bank and Entrepreneurial Bank to drive the Tradermoni and other market money policies.

He disclosed that under the proposed schemes, beneficiaries would receive between N100, 000 and N500, 000 to establish MSME to drive the economy.

The vice president said Ekiti would benefit from the Lagos-Kano railway line that is underway, adding that the project was targeted at strengthening the economy of each of the benefiting states.

According to him, rather than stealing money, President Buhari is doing more in strengthening the youths through N-Power, Tradermoni, School Feeding Programme, Lagos-Kano rail line, and Calabar-Asaba-Abuja Railway project.

He unveiled that about 500,000 Nigerians are currently benefiting from N-Power, adding that the government would not stop at that, as the number will increase.

He said: “The Next Level of our government is to give loans to women, youths and other sector through the special banks that are underway to make lives easy for the masses.”

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, urged Nigerians to vote for Buhari’s continuity, if they want good values for their lives, in terms of good governance and prudent management of the nation’s wealth.

He stressed that in four months that the APC has been in power, “we have paid four salaries and pensions are paid regularly. So you have seen that we are different from the government of the past.”


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