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‘We Cleared Jonathan’s Mess’, Osinbajo Makes Fatuous Claims

The Oasis Reporters

August 23 , 2017


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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said that the present administration has cleared the ”mess inherited from the Goodluck Jonathan Administration”.

He stated these during a plenary session at the 2017 Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) National Conference themed: “African Business: Penetrating Through Institution Building,” which opened in Lagos on Monday.

The session titled: “Conversations with the Vice-President,” was moderated by Miss Zain Asher of the CNN.

Osinbajo said the most important reform of this administration has been the setting of foundation for the nation’s economic recovery adding that the amount was the highest ever spent by any government in the country.

Meanwhile, a broad spectrum of Nigerians who are unable to find work or make ends meet see his statement as pure propaganda since the inflation rate that climbed above 21% under the Buhari led administration from the 9.4% it inherited from the much maligned Jonathan administration, makes a lie of Osinbajo’s claims.

Osinbajo also said the government has spent a total of N1.3trillion on capital projects last year.

“The power sector reform is also ongoing as it is one of the most important sectors in the country,” he said.

“We have set a foundation of rebuilding the economy, creating the Single Treasury Account (TSA), monitoring government spending, modified the tax system to be more efficient and implemented executive orders.”

Mentioning the Single Treasury Account made listeners chuckle because they can recall that the TSA predates this administration and it started with Goodluck Jonathan and this includes the Bank Verification Number, BVN.

Nigerians note that this regime is an expert at blaming every woe on the past administration, while things continue to get worse under it.


Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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