Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Nigerian govt to expand N-Power, TraderMoni, MarketMoni, others – Osinbajo


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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammedu Buhari’s government in the next four years will expand N-Power, school feeding, TraderMoni, MarketMoni, power, others.

Mr Osinbajo who stated this at the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Abuja, on Thursday, said: “At the Next Level, we will, of course, expand our social investment programmes.

“At the moment, the programme is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the African continent. It is a very important programme for us also because of the multiplier effect on agriculture and also in the distribution of the products and also those we employ as cooks.

“The same is true of our TraderMoni programme, a component of our Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, GEEP, where we are giving money to the bottom of the trading pyramid in Nigeria.

“In my view, the honest leadership, leadership with the integrity of our president, President Muhammadu Buhari, is a very important component of getting anywhere at all in all of our development plans. I had said before at the last colloquium that Nigeria’s main problem is not the lack of ideas, it is not the lack of projects and programmes.

“It was most of the time, especially with the leadership in the past, it was a lack of integrity in leadership and corruption, in particular, was the reason why we were finding it difficult to make progress.

“I explained that that’s why we earned $383billion in four years, 2010 – 2014, the highest ever in the history of our country, and yet Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was not done. Lagos-Kano Railway and all that is being done today, not done then.

“We cannot point to a single major infrastructure project that was completed in the 10-year period, despite the high earnings, including power,” Mr Osinbajo said.

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