The President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is improving the country’s economy, creating wealth and more jobs for Nigerians.
The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo stated this in Owerri on Friday, during a working visit to Imo State, where he inaugurated some projects by the State government, including the formal launch of the Imo State Poverty Alleviation Programme.
According to the Vice President, “we are very concerned about the welfare of all our people. We are interested in creating wealth, not just in giving alms or in giving gifts, but in ensuring that every citizen is able to earn money by working legitimately”.
“Our desire is to make sure that every citizen has a job, is engaged and can prosper. And we hope to do that by ensuring that you all have opportunities everywhere.”
On the poverty alleviation scheme in the State, Prof Osinbajo commended the courage and commitment of the governor in instituting people-oriented programmes and projects.
The Vice President also inaugurated projects executed by the state government; some of which include the Imo International Exhibition Centre, as Osinbajo Commercial Centre, the 7-lane Dee Sam Mbakwe road, the Okporozo Uzo Assumpta road, Azikiwe road, the new government lodge and new First Lady’s Office complex.
The Vice President was also was honored with the Imo Merit Award of the Grand Chancellor, State of Imo (GCSI) by the Executive Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha.