President Muhammadu Buhari will not share Nigeria’s commonwealth among his family and friends when elected for second term, Vice President Yemi Osinbajoassures.
The vice president gave this assurance during an event organised by Christian Youths in Lagos State, under the
aegis of the GRILL, Ikeja Branch, at the Podium Events Centre, Ikeja, Lagos.
According to the vice president, President Buhari deserves a second term in office because of how he has been able to deal with the biggest problem Nigeria is confronted with – grand corruption.
“Corruption has had detrimental effects on Nigeria’s economy. This country was subjected to corruption
for many years. Grand corruption perpetuated by previous governments is responsible for the state of the
“Many of the projects in the country initiated by the previous government are not completed because of
corruption. Grand corruption makes people start projects and never complete them.
“Grand corruption is when the head of government takes money from the treasury and shares it to the people.
You will never find people stealing from the public treasury under this administration.
“The same individuals who robbed this country are saying they want to come back and fix the problems.
We should ask them what they are going to do about grand corruption? How are you sure they are not going
to enrich their friends with public funds,” the VP said.
Osinbajo, while answering questions from the audience on the dismissed Secretary to the Government of
the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal, and the Director=General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA),
Amb. Ayo Oke, said the duo were recommended for prosecution by the committee he chaired.
“I think the first thing for us is that the report was acted upon; the former SGF was dismissed.
“Secondly, the president has directed that the SGF and former DG of NIA should be prosecuted.
“So, we are expecting that prosecution will take place. The next of course is that criminal allegations will be
filed against them and the prosecution process will be completed,” he said.