Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the situation during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s government where the presidency directly takes money from the Central Bank (CBN) to distribute to its cronies and where very few officials stole the country dry has ceased.
He said that the present government is different because the Presidency does not “steal” and Nigeria now has President Muhammadu Buhari who “is not stealing and will not steal.”
Osinbajo said this when he received the leadership of The Companion, an association of Muslim Businessmen and Professionals in his office, adding that President Buhari’s fight against corruption has saved the country a lot of money.
“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 govt 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 rot we met in office has never happened before. The previous government spent the whole reserves and even borrowed money which were 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,” Osinbajo said.
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