President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to be circumspect in his distribution of TraderMoni, saying he feared for his lieutenant’s security.
Buhari sounded this warning when he hosted members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) including Osinbajo, security chiefs and chief executives of Federal Government agencies to a breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa on Monday.
The president commended his deputy for the manner he was going about the administration’s Social Intervention Programmes (SIP) but expressed his fear about him (Osinbajo) being mobbed.
He said, “This market money, I warned the vice president, I don’t like him to be mobbed, especially the way I see hefty women coming and confronting him, he should be very careful.
“These are very good initiatives. Initially, I was quite reluctant but I must admit that they are very good programmes and they endear this government to a lot of poor people because of these N5,000 or N10,000 being given to them as loans.
“They are fantastic programmes and I have to admit quite honestly that the vice president was ahead of me by insisting on them.
“But he knows me, if he insists, I will say ‘okay go and do what you like.’ He did it and I’m very pleased as he is being very successful.”