Viice President Yemi Osinbajo, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as the saving grace of the Nigerian Economy who rescued the country from looters .
The Vice President and the Al Progressives Congress(APC) Vice Presidential candidate in the 2019 presidential poll spoke in Ado Ekiti on Monday during a Roundtable and Mentorship Programme on Micro, Small and Medium Scale enterprises(MSME) in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.
The Tradermoni programme was done in Ado Ekiti metropolis, Ikere and
Omuo Ekiti in Ekiti State.
The number two Nigerian also visited Iworoko Ekiti, where trailer
rammed into market and killed 15 persons a couple of weeks ago to
commiserate with the indigenes of the town.
In spite of the barrage of attacks by eminent Nigerians and opposition
Peoples Democratic Party,(PDP) branding the tradermoni policy as a
‘jamboree’, Osinbajo described the scheme as “one of the major policy
of President Buhari’s government, because it was centred around the
youths and poor Nigerians”.
Osinbajo said Nigerians would be plunged into another round of
embezzlement if the PDP succeeds in wresting power from the present
Buhari’s government, he described as prudent in terms of financial
He said the government will establish special micro finance banks
namely: People’s Money Bank and Entrepreneurial Bank to drive the
tradermoni and Market Money policies, where beneficiaries will get
between N100,000 and N500,000 to establish MSME to drive the economy.
“Many of our leaders are not responsible, so Nigeria needs a honest
man to lead the people and President Buhari is doing just that. Don’t
allow anybody to deceive you. President Buhari is a honest man, Our
problem in this country is that many of our leaders are stealing our
money, so you must disallow them from coming to power again”, he said.
He said Ekiti will benefit from Lagos-Kano railway line that is
underway when completed, saying this project was targeted at
strengthening the economy of each of the benefiting states.
“Rather than stealing money, President Buhari is doing more in
strengthening the youths through N-Power, Tradermoni, School Feeding
Programme, Lagos-Kano rail line, Calabar—Asaba-Abuja Railway line,
among others. All these are meant to benefit Nigerian masses.
“As we speak, 500,000 Nigerians are benefiting from N-Power, but we
are not going to stop at that. Soon, the number will increase.
“The Next Level of our government is to give loans to women, youths
and other sector through the Special banks that are underway to make
lives easy for the masses”, he stated.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, urged Nigerians to
vote for Buhari’s continuity , if they want good values for their
lives in terms of good governance and prudent management of the
Fayemi said the array of potentials and creativity of Ekiti have been
showcased to the Federal Government, saying those will special skills
shall continue to benefit patronage from government.
“If you want better values for your lives, if you need a government
that will be compassionate and resourceful, then vote For
Buhari/Osinbajo in the next election.
“The good livelihood of Ekiti people is dear to Buhari’s government
and with the APC in the saddle, Ekiti will continue to enjoy the
dividends of democracy.
“In four months that will came into power, we have paid four salaries
and pensions are paid regularly, so you have seen that we are
different to the government of the past”, he said.