Yar’adua, Jonathan Couldn’t Construct Single Road – Osinbajo
SAN FRANCISCO, February 26, (THEWILL) –Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has claimed that for the period former Presidents Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan were in power, the federal government did not construct “a single new road”.
Osinbajo, who made this assertion on Friday at the pastors and leaders retreat of the Fountain of Life Church in Ilupeju, Lagos, said corruption in the country was not caused by a few individuals, but that the entire system was built around lack of integrity.
Noting that for the country to be great again the foundation for the greatness had to be laid with a lot of pains, he warned, “Unless we tackle graft, we may not be able to achieve something”.
According to him, “The federal government in the past 10 years could not build a single new road, not repairing existing ones alone.
“Now we have a president who will not steal money and who will not allow anybody to steal money.”
Commenting on the N6bn that the last administration spent on a new residence for the Vice President, he said Aguda House, the current official residence, is up to standard with enough space.
He assured that the present administration would complete it but consider putting it to other use, insisting that “There is no need for a new vice-president's house; it is a kind of waste; we are now in a situation where we cannot abandon it; it has to be completed and used for a different thing.”
The Vice President further cleared the air on the controversy surrounding the State House Medical Centre, saying it was not only for workers in Aso Rock but is a general hospital with a lot of facilities that serves all Nigerians.
He added that he would prefer that the facility be further equipped to provide higher medical services to those in need.