I get headache whenever the name PDP is mentioned-Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that mentioning the name of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gives him a headache.

Osinbajo said this on Monday in Ondo, where his party’s top hierarchy visited to campaign for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari and himself.

The comment came as Osinbajo highlighted the alleged misdeeds of the PDP in the 16 years that the party held sway.

He lamented that the present administration was implementing programmes that ought to have been conceived and executed by past PDP administrations.

Addressing the mammoth crowd, Osinbajo said, “Don ’t let us deceive ourselves . What has held our country back for so long is corruption . That is why we say we cannot go back; all of these things we are doing are things that should have been done long ago .

“We should have completed the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway by now . But we just started doing it. The ones that were doing it before, I won ’t mention their names . We don’t even want to mention their names because it gives us a headache.

“They said they were doing Lagos -Ibadan but it was all a lie . Budget after budget , they didn ’ t do it. That is what we are doing now . It is the government of Muhammadu Buhari that is doing it now and we will finish it. If you drive on that road , you will see the work we have done.”

Osinbajo noted that the Buhari administration was feeding 9.2 million children in 26 states every day with its home-grown school feeding programme and stressed that the target was 13 million children in the 36 states.

The vice president disclosed that 6 .8 million eggs were being consumed weekly, creating more jobs for poultry farmers.

He equally revealed that equipment had been procured from Brazil, including tractors, to aid mechanised farming, especially by youths.

“Everyone who wants to farm or work in food processing will have jobs . It is the issue of jobs that we are most passionate about ; we want everyone to find jobs .

“The money that we are giving traders and small business owners, TraderMoni, we plan to do more in the next level . What we want to do next is PeopleMoni , so that a tailor , for instance , who wants to borrow money without much interest can go to that bank .

“A mechanic that wants to borrow money can go there . Artisans can go there . Then there will be the entrepreneur bank for young men and women that want to start their own businesses. All of this we are doing so that we can all go to the next level,” Osinbajo disclosed.



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