During Jonathan’s Govt, Money Grew Feet, Ran Faster Than Usain Bolt – Tinubu
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu has stated that during the Goodluck Jonathan’s government, “so much money grew feet and ran away faster than Usain Bolt ever could.”
The former Lagos State Governor noted that during the past administration, money that should have been spent on development was squandered in ways that could cause the devil to blush.
He said these at the book presentation, “Making Steady, Sustainable Progressive for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity: A mid-term scorecard on the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration”, held at the State House Conference Center, Abuja.
Tinubu also noted that Jonathan’s administration won gold medal in corruption.
According to Tinubu, “The prior government used the public treasury as a private hedge fund or a charity that limited its giving only to themselves.
“So much money grew feet and ran away faster than 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 corruption l, they won the gold medal.
“It was not that our institutions had become infected by corruption. Corruption has become institutionalised.
“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.”