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    We spend Nigeria's money on the people, not steal it - Osinbajo

    We spend Nigeria's money on the
    people, not steal it - Osinbajo

    - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said his
    administration spends Nigeria's money on
    the people
    - The vice president said this is unlike some
    past administration who stole the people's
    money
    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on
    Thursday, May 3, said the federal
    government is committed to creating an
    atmosphere conducive for small
    businesses, market women and artisans
    to do businesses successfully.
    In a press release exclusively sent to
    NAIJ.com, the vice president also said
    unlike previous administrations, this
    government is spending Nigeria's money
    on the people and nto stealing it.
    Osinbajo made this statement in Akure at
    the inauguration of National Micro, Small
    and Medium Enterprises (MSME) clinics,
    Ondo State edition.
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    He said: "If you look at our budget, we
    provided N500 billion for the whole
    country and we have not been able to fund
    to the tune of N500 billion because we
    don’t have that much money, in fact what
    we have been able to spend is about N80
    billion in all.
    "But as our income increases we intend to
    improve and continue to expand. That is
    why so far, across the country, we have
    been able to do about 200,000 N-Power
    volunteers and we still intend to do
    300,000 more and we are watching out for
    that.
    "It is very important to bear in mind that
    this government is earning 60% less than
    previous Federal Governments earned
    despite that, we are spending and
    investing more in the people. For the first
    time in the history of this country, we are
    putting 1.3 trillion on infrastructure.
    "I was reading a comment today, about
    how well the government has done, or
    how well it hasn’t done. And I said one
    thing that you must understand about this
    government, is that it is a government
    that want to be honest with the people. If
    a government wants to be honest with the
    people, look at the money you have. If you
    have 1 billion, spend that 1 billion on the
    people, don’t steal it. The difference
    between us and any previous government
    is that we are not going to steal the
    money. We spend the money on the
    people, that’s the difference."
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    Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported
    that Osinbajo, on Tuesday, May 1, heaped
    praises on Nigerian youths , sharing
    stories of young business owners,
    innovative and tech-driven youths and
    entertainment giants.
    Osinbajo, speaking at The Platform, a
    programme organised by the Covenant
    Christian Centre in Lagos, said these
    young Nigerians have remained focused
    despite challenges and increased the
    nation’s national pride and confidence.
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