We spend Nigeria's money on the
people, not steal it - Osinbajo

- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said his
administration spends Nigeria's money on
the people
- The vice president said this is unlike some
past administration who stole the people's
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on
Thursday, May 3, said the federal
government is committed to creating an
atmosphere conducive for small
businesses, market women and artisans
to do businesses successfully.
In a press release exclusively sent to
NAIJ.com, the vice president also said
unlike previous administrations, this
government is spending Nigeria's money
on the people and nto stealing it.
Osinbajo made this statement in Akure at
the inauguration of National Micro, Small
and Medium Enterprises (MSME) clinics,
Ondo State edition.
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He said: "If you look at our budget, we
provided N500 billion for the whole
country and we have not been able to fund
to the tune of N500 billion because we
don’t have that much money, in fact what
we have been able to spend is about N80
billion in all.
"But as our income increases we intend to
improve and continue to expand. That is
why so far, across the country, we have
been able to do about 200,000 N-Power
volunteers and we still intend to do
300,000 more and we are watching out for
"It is very important to bear in mind that
this government is earning 60% less than
previous Federal Governments earned
despite that, we are spending and
investing more in the people. For the first
time in the history of this country, we are
putting 1.3 trillion on infrastructure.
"I was reading a comment today, about
how well the government has done, or
how well it hasn’t done. And I said one
thing that you must understand about this
government, is that it is a government
that want to be honest with the people. If
a government wants to be honest with the
people, look at the money you have. If you
have 1 billion, spend that 1 billion on the
people, don’t steal it. The difference
between us and any previous government
is that we are not going to steal the
money. We spend the money on the
people, that’s the difference."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported
that Osinbajo, on Tuesday, May 1, heaped
praises on Nigerian youths , sharing
stories of young business owners,
innovative and tech-driven youths and
entertainment giants.
Osinbajo, speaking at The Platform, a
programme organised by the Covenant
Christian Centre in Lagos, said these
young Nigerians have remained focused
despite challenges and increased the
nation’s national pride and confidence.
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