‘We Are Not In Business Of Deceiving Nigerians’ – Osinbajo Says
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is not in the business of deceiving Nigerians.
He spoke as a guest on Brekete Family Programme, Human Rights Radio, that airs on FM 101.1MHz, where he interacted with the Anchor, Ahmad Isah, aka ‘Ordinary President’.
Brekete Family Programme is a reality radio programme that prides itself as the voice of the voiceless.
The Vice President also said that the administration was for the common man with the focus to take Nigerians out of poverty.
According to him, government programmes and projects were geared toward achieving that objective.
Responding to Ahmed Isah, who asked what the Buhari’s administration had for the common man that voted them to power, Osinbajo said, ”We are not in the business of deceiving Nigerians, whatever the President, and I say is the truth.”
He also described himself as “ordinary Vice President” and explained that the administration’s National Social Investment Programmes was geared towards improving the welfare of ordinary Nigerians.
He said, “The President’s focus has always been on the common man. This government is the government of the masses. Our concentration is how things will be better for the masses. So, when we came, we decided on a few things to tackle youth unemployment.
“First, the N-Power programme to engage as many young people who are graduates as possible. We have employed 500,000 so far. Many are teachers, health workers and project assistants in farms.
“The major thing is for us is how to employ more than 500,000. There is also N-Built where we have trained 25,000 who want to be technicians, mechanics etc,” he said.
Osinbajo also talked about the Trader Moni where petty traders get a loan of N10,000 with six months grace period to pay back, stressing that the target was to reach two million petty traders with such loans.