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Jonathan’s administration won gold in corruption – Tinubu

The All Progressives Congress chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu , on Thursday in Abuja said the Goodluck Jonathan administration won gold medal in corruption and a red card in good governance .

Tinubu stated this in a keynote address at the presentation of the book : “ Making Steady, Sustainable Progress – for Nigeria’ s Peace and Prosperity ’’ , which took place at the Presidential Banquet hall , Abuja.

He said the defunct administration used public treasury as a private hedge fund or a charity that limited its giving only to themselves.

“ So much money grew feet and ran faster than Jamaican runner , Usain Bolt, ever could . That which could have been spent on national development was squandered in ways that would cause the devil to blush.

“ One minister and her rogues’ gallery picked the pocket of this nation for billions of dollars .
“ While poor at governance , these people could give a master thief lessons in the sleight of hand. In governance , they earned a red card but in the corruption , they won the gold medal.
“ It was not that our institutions had become infected by corruption . Corruption has become institutionalized, ’’.

According to him, should the government had remained in power , Boko Haram would have taken more territory and devoured more people .

He said that the “ war on corruption has been won as President Buhari has set an axe to what he called, “ the root of this dangerous tree . ”
Tinibu noted that, “ gone are the days when a minister can pilfer billions of dollars as easy as plucking a piece of candy from the table . ’’
He said : “ We have much to do to combat this disease . Not only must we track down the takers .

“ In the long term , we must review the salaries of public servants and create universal credits for our people to reduce temptation . ”

The APC chieftain said though Boko Haram had not been completely defeated, there is no question it had been decimated and made shorter and weaker .

He said the sect would never constitute the threat they once were .

“ Had the previous government remained in place, Boko Haram would have surely eaten more territory and devoured more people .
“ This nation might have been divided and cut asunder, not by choice but by the knife of terrorism. ’’

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