Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting a return to power to resume the looting of the treasury.
Osinbajo’s taunting of the former ruling party was one of the highlights of his visit to Akure, Ondo state where he inaugurated Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Clinic (MSME).
In contrast, Osinbajo described the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led Federal Government as well-focused and determined to lift the country.
He said the Buhari administration had performed better in three years than PDP did in 16 years.
Osinbajo, who also visited the Deji of Akure Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, described those pushing for the ouster of the the Buhari administration as the corrupt who wanted to reclaim government at all costs in order to return the country to corrupt ways.
He said the argument that nobody had been put to jail on the account of corruption could not hold water, saying: “We will continue to put them on trial even if the courts have not put them into jail”
He urged Nigerians to continue their support for the APC- led federal government in its quest to address the challenges confronting the nation.
He noted that the government had committed N1.3 trillion to infrastructural development this year.
He said: “This government wants to be honest with the people. The difference between us and the previous governments is that we are not stealing public fund.
“We are able to achieve this because we are spending what we have for the people.We have spent over N1.3trillion on infrastructure to better the lives of Nigerians.
“They promised Lagos-Kano rail line, they did not do it. We earn less than they did, we are doing it. Look at the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, they had much money, they did not do it, we are doing it. Look at the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway, we are doing it.
“We shall continue to arrest these who stole the nation’s money. They said we have not been able to convict anybody, we are not bothered; we shall continue to arrest and prosecute them. Let the cases remain in court.
“The corrupt is desperately fighting back so that they can come back to into power. God will not make it possible”.
On the MSME programme, Osinbajo said N80billion out of the budgeted N500 billion had been spent on the programme despite the paucity of fund coming into the coffers of the government.
According to him, additional 300,000 people would be employed into the N-Power, with 200,000 people already in the scheme.
At the palace of Oba Aladelusi, Osinbajo commended the monarch for his show of love at all times and promised that government was determined to fulfill promises made particularly the actualisation of a Teaching Hospital in Akure.
He told the monarch that the government was also working very hard to fix the blackout being experienced by the people of the southern senatorial district of the state.
The VP said the MSME’s clinic in Akure became necessary in ensuring that small businesses grow tremendously. He described it as a way to revitalise Nigeria’s economy.
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu said the programme underscored the determination of the Federal Government to drive the country’s economy towards self-reliance, using this platform, as a delivery tool for development.
The governor noted that there could be no better demonstration of serious commitment on the part of the government than this direct involvement at the highest level of authority.
*REported by The Nation