Posted by News Express | 30 October 2018 | 873 times
The Buhari administration is concerned about the plight of ordinary Nigerians and would continue to carry out programmes that would improve their lives, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Prof. Osinbajo said this yesterday on Brekete Family, Reality Radio Talk Magazine programme on Human Rights Radio, Abuja, where he was featured.
During the programme, the Vice President emphasised that, “The focus of our government is on how things can be better for the common man.
“We are not in the business of trying to deceive Nigerians. You can accuse myself and the President of anything, but you will never find us deceiving Nigerians.”
While making references to the Buhari administration’s National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP), the VP noted that the administration is able to do so much more with less resources.
This he said is possible because, “The President has ensured that nobody steals money from the treasury. The major problem Nigeria had before now was the fact that people stole from the nation’s coffers. Once the country is able to stop corruption, it would be better.
“The first thing we did was tackle unemployment by employing young men and women through the N-Power job scheme, which has so far employed 500,000 young graduates.” The paid volunteer programme has a two-year duration, but it has now been extended for a batch.
The host of the programme, Ahmad Isah, a.k.a ordinary president, as well as studio audience and callers praised the Vice President and the Buhari administration for its commitment to the welfare of Nigerians and improving the country’s fortunes. Isah also praised the administration’s efforts in paying the pension arrears of staff of Nigeria Airways and its Social Investment Programmes.
Likewise, callers and members of the studio audience commended the Buhari administration and the Vice President for showing exemplary leadership.
“Because of the importance he attaches to the family, development and progress of this nation, the Vice President (having just returned from a trip to Lagos) came directly from the Abuja airport to be with us today,” Isah noted. (NAN)
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