Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari inherited “a highly debased economy” from the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
A situation which, he said, prevented some of the steps taken by President Buhari to manifest on the well-being of the poor Nigerians.
The Vice President spoke at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, during the burial service for Mrs. Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede.
The Vice President also said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt more if not for the activities of those he described as “saboteurs” allegedly working against the government.
He further disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians.
“I became frightened when the man of God said only those of us in powers are enjoying. This is not true. We have done our best for Nigerians.
“The concern of President Buhari, All Progressives Congress and those of us in his government is for Nigeria to move forward; and we shall achieve this.
“All the good social investment programmes such as TraderMoni, the N-POWER and others will soon start to bear fruit and manifest.
“We are all going to benefit from Buhari’s administration.
“This country requires everybody to be on board to work hard.
“It is not true that President Buhari doesn’t know how to govern.
“It is not because we have not done enough; there are saboteurs and many fifth columnists working against us. But we are going to triumph,” Osinbajo said.