Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president has spoken about the character of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Thursday, November 17 during a book launch.
The book reviews the administration’s achievements during the last two years, Premium Times reports.
Here are some of words spoken by the VP.
1. Buhari’s frugality
The vice president lauded President Buhari over his habit of avoiding unnecessary expenditure.
He said the president decided to take only half of his salary since the government provides accommodation, food and transportation for the President and the vice president.
“He said he would take only half of his salary and so I had no choice but also to (offer) to take half of my own salary. Unfortunately, Mr. President turned down my request. He didn’t consider me a more worthy cause to give half of his salary (laughter)!”
2. Buhari’s honesty
Osinbajo also praised President Buhari for his honesty.
He said: “In a country where politicians sometimes want to be as wealthy as Dangote (Africa’s richest man), it is refreshing to have a President who most people won’t even dare to discuss any private benefit on a project let alone a bribe or a kick-back”, he said.