Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while speaking on Saturday at a public lecturer organized by the Council of Chief of Imams, Ikeja Division in Lagos said that, the struggle in Nigeria is that between good and evil and not between Christianity and Islam.
“I want to say to you that it’s a battle between good and evil. What we are fighting in this country is a battle between good and evil; it is not a battle between religions.
“Corruption is our major challenge. The people that steal Nigeria’s resources are both Christians and Muslims,” Osinbajo said in the lecture titled; “The role of Muslim leaders in the South-West towards achieving peaceful and successful 2019 elections.”
Osinbajo further advised religious leaders to preach peace and tell their followers to embrace peace and work for the unity of Nigeria.
The Vice President alleged that prudent management of the nation’s resources by the President Muhammadu Buhari led government had helped it achieve more in terms of infrastructure and development than previous administrations (apparently referring to former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan governments).
He noted that the current government had spent over N2.7trillion on capital expenditure in the last 3 years, saying that it was the highest amount ever spent on capital in the history of the nation.
Osinbajo listed the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Railway, the Lagos-Ibadan Dual Carriageway and the Second Niger Bridge, as some of the infrastructural projects, saying that these were achieved despite earning 60% less revenue than the previous administration due to the fall in oil price.
He further noted that the Federal Government through the N-Power Programme had engaged 500,000 young graduates.
The vice president said that similar successes had recorded in other programmes like the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme, the TraderMoni Scheme, the Conditional Cash Transfer and the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, which feeds over 9 million primary school pupils in 26 states.
VP Osinbajo further revealed that 2million petty traders would benefit from the N10,000 interest and collateral free loans nationwide by the end of the year.