Nigeria: Blame Past Governments for Nigeria’s Lack of Progress – Prof. Osinbajo

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Nigeria: Blame Past Governments for Nigeria's Lack of Progress - Prof. Osinbajo

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said that the major problem facing Nigeria is lack of integrity on the part of its leaders.

Prof. Osinbajo said the ugly trend reared its head more especially with past leadership of the country.

He made these remarks while speaking at the 11th colloquium of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Bola Tinubu, on Thursday.

Mr Osinbajo, representing President Muhammadu Buhari at the event, said bad leadership of the past cost the country major infrastructural development.

He blamed past governments for being wasteful in times of abundance.

“I have said it before, Nigeria’s main problem is not a lack of ideas, it’s not. Most of the time, especially with the leadership of the past, it is lack of integrity in leadership and corruption in particular and it is the reason we are finding it difficult to make any progress.

“That is why we earned $383 billion in four years – 2010 to 2014 – the highest ever in the history of our country and yet Lagos-Ibadan expressway not done, all of what is being done today not done.

“We cannot point to a single major project, a single major infrastructure project that was completed in the ten years period despite the high wealth, including power. So, a government coming after so many years of waste must be a government that first, emphasises fiscal prudence, a government that emphasises integrity in public finance so that we manage the little resources we have to achieve the maximum that can be achieved and that is what President Muhammadu Buhari has set out to do.”

Mr Osinbajo, who served as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State during Mr Tinubu’s administration, eulogised the APC leader

“We do it (the colloquium) in celebration of a man who has spent the last 30 years of his life in creative public service. Right from the days of being Lagos governor, he provided clarity of thought and rare vision in all aspects of life.

“Once in a while, I think that history gives us people who are gifted transformative leaders and I believe that our country has been gifted by this transformative leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” he said.

Mr Osinbajo thereafter reeled out the aspirations of the Buhari administration under the next level mantra.

Describing it as biggest in Africa, he said the government is working to expand the Social Intervention Program (SIP).

On health, he said the focus of the government is on health insurance as the government ‘cannot finance health care on budget alone.’

Dignitaries at the event include outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode; his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje; Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello; Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari; Mr Tinubu’s wife and a senator representing Lagos Central, Oluremi Tinubu; APC chairman Adams Oshiomole, among many others.

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Christian Nwosu

And you are the most irresponsible of all! I guess the functionality of your brain is inconclusive. May be you became a Prof under coercion.

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John Tobore

Idiotic idiot.

Emmanuel Udoh Hasta

U rigged election so as to start this blame game again mark my word Nigerian will not tolerate this again and pa Adegboye will disown this time and God of heaven will be sore displeased at this ur taunting

Albert G. Udoh

4years behind is past na

Collins C GodLinks

Professor thief pastor

Corner Stone

including u

Tony Nkem Ukwuaku

i taught the vp is an academic proffessor or is he a proffessor of juju medicine. 4years gone we are still blaming past government. chaai. we don enter anoda 4ys of one chance governmnt. wat it simply means is that we should not expect any improvement in the Nigerian situation. any sha God dey. God pass dem

Clement Amadi

Not this time again Mr prof, just set outside blaming politics!
If your administration tangible work,
Blaming the past administration will a nick name to you and your boss!

Eze Kingsley Sly

Lazy,old pigs complaining all d time

Tope Micheal Balogun

Disaster family members, another story stories for the God’s, at least when you use 8 yrs for blaming opposition but by the grace of God, we will finally change the change very soon 2023 around the corner.

Ojodale Samuel

Which past government, you guys are the major and only problem this country has presently because of lack of focus.

Okubama Michael

This is a new four year tenure so Pmb and Osibanjo u guys are the past govt. Stop the blame game and put ur brains to work

Chinedu Nduaguba

Mumu slave, puppet and glorified houseboy Yemi Osibajo. Your own job is to run errand like houseboy to market to go and be sharing trader election vote buying up and down while the northern caliphate keep you in the dark on what is going on behind closed doors in the so-called security meeting. It is obvious that your slave master Buhari has infected you Yemi Osibajo with his MUMU virus

Sam Edeh

Another blame?

Obawaeki Ose James

Shame on you, for still coming out with this stupid blame game that didn’t favor you guys in your first tenure. That shows, u guys have nothing to offer as the solution to Nigeria’s problem. What a mess!!!

Patrick Efetobor

Take away B from blame, you are left with lame. Lame people blame people. You are not a failure until you look for someone to blame.

Isreal Cosmado Olugbake

Don’t metion that again do what you want to do

David Agadagidi

The Blame Game And Lack Of Direction Is On Course. It’s A Pity!

Temple Edem

Please Nigerians are tired of your blame game

Paulosa O. Willie

Why were U elected then? Why are U been paid for to be there today? I don’t like what I hate jor

Saddam Abdullahi

Because they are still in change ko? You and your boss are disaster to this country

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Patrick Udoh

How long will this blame game continue.
In May 29,2019,APC will hand over to itself,I wonder who they will be blaming this time ?

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