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I Didn't Take any Government Money - Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Friday said he didn't wind up noticeably rich while he was in the administration in the vicinity of 1999 and 2007.

Atiku, who expressed this in a letter to a humorist, Francis Agoda, otherwise called I Go Dye, likewise said that he assembled the best economic team ever in Nigeria  of the Olusegun Obasanjo-drove organization.

The ex-Vice-President said that it was not genuine that he utilized his position as the VP to enhance himself. The former VP's letter was an answer to the one kept in touch with him a week ago by the humorist.

In the letter, Atiku expressed, "Individuals say I wound up noticeably rich in government. It's a lie. I had a huge number of dollars in resources announced in 1999. I could by and by bankroll the Peoples Democratic Party in those days, so clearly, I was not poor."

The former VP likewise scrutinized the All Progressives Congress, which in 2015 guaranteed to guarantee the recuperation of the naira.

He stated, "I Go Dye, I'm not a savior.
I don't guarantee Eldorado or $1 = N1, however I generally ask that we should take a gander at the monetary advance we made under my authority and what I am doing in private business and judge me by those."

Atiku likewise expressed that he amassed the best financial group ever in Nigeria, including that the group acquired dependability to the economy 1999 following quite a while of military run the show.

"As VP, I collected what is ostensibly the best financial group ever in Nigeria.

It was comprised of youthful, world-class experts, who returned home to work. Some of those experts are currently political pioneers, governors and world pioneers in their own particular right," Abubakar guaranteed in his letter.

"On the off chance that you ask what our first errand was, coming into government in 1999, it was to convey steadiness to the economy following quite a while of military run the show.

"For instance, in the vicinity of 1999 and 2003, oil costs at that point were floating amongst $16 and $28 yet we figured out how to pay up compensation unfulfilled obligations from decades back, clear up our national obligations and develop outside stores. Our Gross Domestic Product developed at the quickest rate we've seen since the arrival to popular government."

Atiku said a VP "clearly isn't the driver of government."

As per him, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can't be considered in charge of the "disappointment" of the Buhari-drove government. He included that "VPs just do what they are permitted to do".

"Right off the bat, as VP, I must be judged on the duties I was given. A VP clearly isn't the driver of government. For instance, you can't point the finger at Prof. Osinbajo for all that is going ahead with the present government. He can just do what he's permitted to do."

Atiku asserted that Obasanjo made him latent in their second term since he contradicted the ex-president's offered to prolong his (the ex-president') residency.

He expressed, "I lament that I had that conflict with my manager. Some say I was unfaithful, yet I took a gander at the occasions in Zimbabwe as of late, and it gives me certainty that I made the best choice battling the endeavors to extend the presidential residency past eight years.

"On the off chance that I didn't win that battle, do you figure we would have a dialog on youngsters getting into initiative today?"

Clarifying his accomplishments in different segments, Atiku stated, "I managed the telecoms unrest, which is the reason youth like you, I Go Dye, now have prospering professions.

Under our residency, we saw a vast repatriation of Nigerians back to Nigeria, driven by the expectation of the recouping economy.

"It is pitiful that a large number of those youth are heading back abroad now — this is to demonstrate to you that initiative issues."

He likewise guaranteed that he brought a previous best officer of the World Bank to join the Obasanjo-drove organization.

I went to the World Bank and met a brilliant woman, persuaded her to return home, and she turned into a star in our legislature.

To indicate you we had powerful administration, a similar woman couldn't imitate her adventures under an alternate government," he expressed.

He said he made 300,000 occupations specifically or by implication in Adamawa State, including that he was just second to the state government.

Atiku stated, "In my home province of Adamawa, for instance, I've made more than 50,000 direct employments and 250,000 circuitous ones. We are the biggest private businesses of work in the state, just second to the state government.

It's not a great deal, but rather it helps lessen joblessness. Who do you believe are holding those occupations? Truly, youngsters."

On the solidification in the managing an account part, the ex-VP expressed, Numerous enormous groups were putting a great deal of political weight (on us) not to change the present state of affairs, but rather we realized that if that combination was not done, Nigeria couldn't develop. On account of that managing an account combination, Nigerian banks don't flop any longer the way they used to.

Atiku said that he didn't meddle with the privitisation procedure.

As the then DG (Director-General) of BPE (Bureau of Public Enterprises) affirmed under pledge, I never utilized my position to meddle with his work.