Former Lagos State governor and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday described the squandering of money under the Jonathan government as one that would cause the devil to blush.
Speaking during the presentation of a book: ‘Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for peace and prosperity’ in Abuja, the APC leader our institution had no only become infected by corruption but had become institutionalised.
“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 the corruption, they won the gold medal.”
“It was not that our institutions had become infected by corruption. Corruption had become institutionalized.”