By Odukoyafemi • 12th Feb 2019 • 210 views • 47 comments

Corruption Limiting Our Performance, Says Osinbajo

Vice - President Yemi Osinbajo has said the ruling All Progressives Congress would have performed better but for corruption, adding that graft was preventing Nigerians from enjoying full dividends of democracy .

Osinbajo said if re - elected , the APC led -government would invest $ 500 m in job creation.

He spoke on Monday during a visit to the Oloja of Epe , Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun, as part of electioneering campaign .

The vice - president urged Nigerians not to vote the opposition Peoples Democratic Party .

He said, “At the next level government , we want to establish Entrepreneur Bank and Peoples Money Bank to complement the Bank of Industry . Already , we are in partnership with the Africa Development Bank to invest $ 500 m in creating jobs.

“All these things ought to have been done before now, but corruption has prevented us from enjoying these things. We are at a point that we need to tell ourselves the truth because the country ought to have moved far ahead of where we are . If the leaders are corrupt, there is nothing that can move. It is not as if there is no idea to move this country forward. As a matter of fact , there are several ideas but corruption has refused to allow these ideas to come into fruition .”

He said an instance was the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway which was constructed in three years, but the PDP could not fix it in 16 years despite budgeting money for the road every year .

Osinbajo commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for infrastructural renewal in the Epe area , assuring that serious attention would be given to roads connecting Lagos to Ogun State to facilitate ease of movement and boost commerce .

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