- A total of N2.7 trillion has been spent on infrastructure by the Buhari-led administration, since 2015
- According to VP Osinbajo, the federal government is committed to ensuring that monies belonging to Nigerians are not stolen but used for nation building
- The vice president took previous administrations to task over what they did with the nations' resources
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says since assuming office in 2015, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration had spent a total of N2.7 trillion on infrastructure.
Osinbajo made the disclosure at the palace of the Ovie of Ughelli, Oharisi III, during a courtesy visit to the monarch on the enumeration exercise of the TraderMoni scheme in the Ughelli main market, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the scheme would commence disbursement in the market in January 2019, with 30,000 beneficiaries getting N10,000 each.
The vice president stressed that the federal government is committed to ensuring that monies belonging to Nigerians are not stolen but used for nation building.
He added that despite the fact that the country was earning 60 percent less than it earned in the past 10 years, the Buhari administration has spent more in building infrastructure than any other previous administrations.
Osinbajo explained that the federal government is focused on creating job opportunities for the common man and youths in the country.
He said: “Our school feeding programme is one of our Social Investment Programmes and I’m sure that in Delta state, we are feeding about 400,000 children every day. The N-Power is a graduate employment programme and we have 18,000 persons engaged in the state.
"Today, N2.7 trillion is what we are spending on building infrastructure. The question we ought to ask previous government is: where were they? What did they do with the monies, if today we are still building the Itakpe-Warri railway line, which was established 35 years ago as well as Kaduna hydro project, which also was established 40 years ago?”
The vice president was accompanied on the visit by the minister of state for petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that ahead of the 2019 general elections, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo urged Nigerians to focus on critical issues of development the current administration has tackled in the last few years, instead of listening to empty promises.
Osinbajo made the comment during his door-to-door campaign for the 2019 general election at the palace of the Seriki Hausawa of Agege, Lagos, Alhaji Musa Muhammed Dogonkadai, on Sunday, December 23.
The vice president gave the assurance that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not relenting on addressing issues of poverty and unemployment in the country.
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