The National Leader of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju
Bola Tinubu on Thursday said that Nigeria is now more prosperous than it
was two years ago.
He stated this at a book launch,
''‘Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace and
Prosperity'' at the old banquet hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja
where he was the special guest of honour.
While speaking Asiwaju Bola Tinubu said
''President Buhari administration has changed the story of Nigeria for
good in the last two years; he maintained that Nigeria is now more
prosperous than it was two years ago.''
“The good that you have started, he told
the President, do it more, the administration of your successor, Dr
Goodluck Jonathan, won gold medal in corruption.''
He said: “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
“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 institutionalized”