VICE President Yemi Osinbajo says former president Goodluck Jonathan shared N150 billion just a few weeks to the 2015 elections.
Osinbajo said on Monday, that the Jonathan administration had spent N153 billion on infrastructure in three years and N150 billion in just weeks.
“So if your total infrastructure spending is N150 billion and you can share N153 billion, that is completely incredible. That sort of thing doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world. And when we are talking about the economy, we must simply understand that that is the problem,” the Vice President said.
Osinbajo said there was no way the country’s economy could be analyzed without bringing money that belonged to corruption into the mass.
He compared the Buhari administration to that of Jonathan, saying the current government, with less revenue has increased capital funding by 400 per cent in power, works and housing, defence, transportation, agriculture sectors, while the former administration spent N14 billion on agriculture in 2014 and N15 billion on transportation, despite with surplus funds.
‘’This is what distinguishes, in my own respectful view, this administration from the other. I can say that with what I have seen, if you have a president who is not corrupt, 50 percent of your financial problems are over. This is what I have seen, I can demonstrate it with facts and figures,’’ Osinbajo said.