Nigeria won’t return to era of stealing public funds – Osinbajo

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the nation will not return to an era when funds meant for development were looted by few individuals.

Mr Osinbajo made this position in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, while launching the 6th phase of a youth empowerment initiative.

He said the All Progressive Congress administration is not stealing Nigeria’s money, adding that all monies accruing to it will be judiciously used.

His words, ”Nigeria is moving forward to next level. This is one of the reasons why President Muhammadu Buhari decided to fight corruption in Nigeria; because before now, a lot of the money that was supposed to empower the common man on the street was put in the pockets of those that led us before.

“When we came on board, we insisted that must stop, they can no longer be stealing people’s money, the money must be utilized for the well-being of all Nigerians,” the vice president said.

He blasted the previous administration for wasting the sum of $383 billion earned in four years.

”They didn’t construct roads, no empowerment, they embezzled the money. For three years, the APC administration earned only over $115 billion. That’s (about) one-third of what they had and we’re doing five times more.

“We’re doing more because we’re not stealing the money. If the money of our people is not stolen, there will be enough for us to do everything,” he said.

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