- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that there is no corruption in the presidency; also pointing out that the president does not steal and will not steal
- He said the administration’s anti-corruption stance is saving Nigeria a lot of money
- Osinbajo said this has been witnessed in improved revenue collection and returns to government by JAMB, Customs, FIRS, NPA, FAAN and NIMASA
- The vice president also chided the previous administration for spending the nation’s entire reserves and even borrowing money which was distributed for election purposes
Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), Nigeria’s vice president, has stated that under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari, there is no corruption in the presidency, Vanguard reports.
The vice president made his comments while receiving the leadership of The Companion, an association of Muslim businessmen and professionals who paid him a visit in his office in Abuja; adding that the president’s stance has saved the country a lot of money.
NAIJ.com gathers that Osinbajo said that Nigerians would soon begin to see the manifest signs of the government’s anti-corruption efforts.
He said: “One thing that is very sure now, is that this presidency is not stealing, and we have a president who is not stealing and will not steal. There is no corruption in the presidency under the current government.
“This kind of body language is what is saving this country a lot of money now. Like what is happening in JAMB, Customs, FIRS, NPA, FAAN, NIMASA where we have witnessed improved revenue collection and returns to government for unspent resources.
“When we begin to deal with corruption in all facets of government, particularly within the public sector, there will be a lot of improvement in our country.
“The government is also looking at improving ease of doing business to be able to attract more foreign direct investment over a period of time. All MDA’s will be made to submit their expenditure in line with the budget as well and in compliance with the accounting year.”
The vice president further pointed out that the rot the current administration met in office had never happened before.
In his words: “The rot we met in office has never happened before. The previous government spent the whole reserves and even borrowed money which was distributed for election purposes.
“It has never happened in this country where the presidency directly takes money from the Central Bank to distribute to its cronies and where very few officials stole the country dry.
“This is the only nation where such can happen and the same party under whose watch it happened will still be clamouring to be returned to power.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that VP Yemi Osinbajo said that the nature of corruption in the country is systematic and cannot be stamped out in one swoop, adding that this present administration had demonstrated enough political will to reverse it.
Osinbajo, speaking at the 7th Presidential Quarterly Business Forum for private sector stakeholders at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, noted that there is grand corruption in the public finance space.
He accused the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan of frittering billions of naira that should have been spent on projects, two weeks to the 2015 polls.
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