Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday declared that the country was lucky to have President Muhammadu Buhari as the nation’s leader ‘because everybody knows he would not steal our money.’ Osibanjo made the statement in Bauchi when he paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu.
“…it is not that we do not have money.It is that most of the money that should be used on projects and the poor, is stolen; corruption is the major problem of this country,” he said.
“I think it is a blessing that God has given our country Muhammadu Buhari to be the president of our country at this time. This is because everybody knows he would not steal our money.
“Despite the fact that we are earning 60 per cent less than they were earning in the previous government, we are spending almost five times more on projects today.
“For the first time, we are spending N2.7trillion on capital projects ,” he said.
The vice president also said that the Federal Government would be launching a “One Stop Shop” programme for the regulatory agencies in Bauchi, where traders could go and have their problems solved with ease.
“For the first time in Bauchi, we are launching what we call ‘One Stop Shop’ for the regulatory authorities.
“This means we would have the NAFDAC, SON and Corporate Affairs Commission under one roof here in Bauchi, so that any trader or small businesses owner can go and have his or her problems solved,” Osinbajo added