Os­in­bajo: No more steal­ing of tax­pay­ers’ money

Weekly Trust - - News - Bola Ojuola, Akure

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo yes­ter­day as­sured Nige­ri­ans that it is now im­pos­si­ble to steal tax­pay­ers’ money, as the present ad­min­is­tra­tion had made it very dif­fi­cult to do so, in spite of the fact that cor­rup­tion is des­per­ately re­sist­ing ef­forts to check its spread.

Speak­ing in Akure, the Ondo State cap­i­tal at the launch of the Na­tional Mi­cro, Small and Medium En­ter­prises (MSME) clinic, Os­in­bajo said in­stead of al­low­ing the con­tin­u­ous theft of pub­lic funds, such funds would rather be in­vested on the masses. He said 5,272 per­sons had so far ben­e­fit­ted from the N-Power pro­gram in Ondo State while 78, 944 chil­dren were be­ing fed daily un­der the home­grown school feed­ing pro­gram.

The vice pres­i­dent added that there was the dire need for the fed­eral govern­ment to pro­vide a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment for small busi­nesses be­cause they con­sti­tute 50 per­cent of Nige­ria’s Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct and over 80 per­cent of the labour force. He said the MSME clinic in the state be­came nec­es­sary to en­sure that small busi­nesses grow.

The vice pres­i­dent also paid a cour­tesy visit to the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoy­inbo, where he so­licited sup­port for the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) govern­ment.

Oba Aladetoy­inbo, who ear­lier as­sured of his peo­ple’s sup­port at all times, so­licited the fed­eral govern­ment’s as­sis­tance.

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