Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) administration to stamp out corruption and solve the power problem, which he noted, have become an incessant problem in Nigeria.
He stated this in his address on Tuesday at the seventh convocation of the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State.
Prof. Osinbajo said members of the administration who were daily being confronted with the negative effect of years of massive theft of the nation’s resources, were convinced that Nigeria needed to stop corruption for it to survive.
He said, “Most importantly, we must defeat the scourge that has brought us to our knees as a nation.
“For those of us who daily see the damage that theft and wastage of public resources have done to us as a nation, we agree with President Muhammadu Buhari that if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us.
“We are determined to solve the problem of power in Nigeria. Regular power supply will open up industries, will help small and media scale enterprises to do their businesses without cost of petrol and diesel and their generators.
“We are determined to establish technology parks, these are specially designed places provided with power and Internet to young people interested technology as business to have a platform to operate from”.
Vice president Osinabjo stated that the administration would also invest in agriculture to boost food production and to create jobs for millions of Nigerians.
Toward this goal, Osinbajo said the federal government was cooperating with seven states in the production or rice, cassava, cashew nuts and other crops.
All these, he said, were efforts of the administration to bring Nigeria to the level of self-sufficiency in food production.
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