By Philips Sunday
Abuja, (AN24) – The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday, February 19, revealed that the proposed plan to build a new official residence for the Vice President, was initiated by the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration not Buhari’s administration as widely speculated.
Professor Osinbajo made this comment through a statement issued his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, on Sunday in Abuja.
“The project which started in 2010, was initiated and funded by the immediate past administration, but had never featured in the two budget proposals of the Buhari administration: neither in the 2016 nor the 2017 spending plans,” the statement said.
“Any suggestion therefore that this project benefits our administration or that it reflects our spending style or preferences is not only misleading but blatantly false.
“Besides, the incumbent Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said publicly that he considers Aguda House, which he currently occupies, a befitting official residence for the Vice President and sufficient for his needs.
“While the project is now about 85% complete, the Federal Government, in the circumstances, will decide at the appropriate time what is the best use for the 14 buildings already on the project site.” The statement added.