Osinbajo slams N6b new VP residence a waste

Osinbajo slams N6b new VP residence a waste

Friday, February 26, 2016 7:44 pm

Osinbajo: says new VP residence a waste of public funds

Osinbajo: says new VP residence a waste of public funds

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is entirely no need for a new residence for the Vice President built by the Jonathan administration at a cost of N6billion.

He said  the current one, called Aguda House, is up to standard with enough space and well managed.

The Vice President said this on Friday while responding to questions at the Pastors and Leaders Retreat of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos.

Osinbajo said the money  already spent on the project was a misapplication of fund but added that with the level of construction already done, it would not be abandoned.

He said the present administration would complete it but consider putting it to other use.

“There is no need for a new Vice President’s house; it is a kind of waste; we are now in a situation where we cannot abandon it; it has to be completed and used for a different thing,’’ he said.

The Vice President also explained the misunderstanding about the State House Medical Centre which he said was not only for workers at the state house.

He said it was a general hospital with a lot of facilities and serving all Nigerians, adding that he would prefer that it be further equipped to provide higher medical services to those in need.

Osinbajo debunked insinuation of lack of data in the country, saying that the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics had enormous which had been rated highly by the World Bank and other international agencies.

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