- Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the APC administration will not promise and fail
- The vice president said the party has embarked on numerous projects
- He said Anambra state and south east at large have also benefitted
Vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will fulfil all its promises it made to Nigerians.
Vanguard reports that the vice president spoke on Friday, October 20 during the flag-off of the governorship campaign of the APC in Onitsha, Anambra state.
Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari would fulfil all its promises indicating that in $2 billion has been paid to contractors for the completion of Second Niger Bridge in the south east.
He said: “We are not making promises for nothing. The second Niger Bridge, we have been talking about it for a long time. But for the first time, President Muhammadu Buhari went by himself to negotiate the facility to do that second Niger Bridge.
“And that is why the second Niger Bridge is in our current budget and we have provided for it. “In fact, I am being reminded that just two days ago, the Sovereign Wealth Fund paid $2bn for that same project. So we will definitely see our second Niger Bridge. We will not make promises we cannot keep.”
“When we were talking of railway, Lagos-Calabar railway, under the old administration, I will not mention them by name.
“They said Lagos-Calabar will go from Lagos to Calabar, there was no connection to the South-East. It was when President Muhammadu Buhari came that we redesigned the Lagos-Calabar in order to pass through Onitsha in the first place.
“By that new design, we also have the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway that has a connection to Umuahia-Owerri and Enugu-Awka. So all of those, we will not make promises we cannot keep. Every promise we make, we will keep.
“This state was the first state to receive our home-grown school feeding. This Anambra was the very first state that we gave money for that programme. And we have already in 807 schools, here in Anambra state where these young children (primary schools) are already fed.
“We have over a hundred thousand children that are already fed here in Anambra state, and that is an APC programme, our home-grown school feeding programme.
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“We have engaged over a thousand cooks, over a thousand people are cooking. We have our N-Power programme for young graduates.
“Already we have employed over 4,000 graduates and we intend to increase the number.”
NAIJ.com had reported the vice president departed Abuja to Onitsha in Anambra state for the flag-off of the APC campaign in the state.
The vice president's visit to the state comes ahead of the scheduled November 18, Anambra gubernatorial election.
In a series of tweet on Friday, October 20, the senior special assistant to Osinbajo on media and publicity, Laolu Akande, said the vice president also made a stop over in Odogbolu for the funeral of Dr. Olu Onagoruwa, a former attorney general of Nigeria who died in July.
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