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” We no dey do Wayo, our plan na to make life better for common man, says VP Osinbajo at Brekete radio

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo Monday said the focus of the APC Federal Government is to take Nigerians out of poverty.

He said all government programmes and projects were geared towards achieving that objective.

Speaking during Brekete family, a radio programme in pidgin english, Osinbajo said the government was targeting the poor.

Brekete Family Programme is a reality radio programme that airs on radio station FM 101.1MHz.

” We are not in the business of deceiving Nigerians, whatever the President, and I say is the truth.”

Osinbajo explained that the administration’s National Social Investment Programmes were geared towards improving the welfare of ordinary Nigerians.”

He said “The President’s focus has always been on the common man. So, when we came, we decided on a few things to tackle youth unemployment. First, the N-Power programme to engage as many young people who are graduates as possible. He also talked about the Trader Moni where petty traders get a loan of N10,000 with six months to pay back.

Ahmed Isah, the presenter of the reality programme presented the case of a widow whose merchandise was unnecessarily confiscated by Customs officers after taking hundreds of thousands of Naira from the poor woman. The programme exposed activities of Customs officers in the habit of illegally confiscating citizens vehicles and goods hiding under duty fees.

The presenter said that by conduct, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) portrays itself as the most corrupt agency in Nigeria and beyond.

Responding to complaints about the school feeding programme in some parts of Ogun state by a caller from abroad, Osinbajo promised to look into the complaints and revealed that 9.2 million children enjoy the benefits in school feeding programme daily. He also said all the produce is from local farmers with at least 6.8m eggs used daily to improve the economy.

 

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