The communications minister, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has thrown a bombshell at those who have been complaining that he does not spend generously.
Shittu, who was a guest at the Okeogun Youth Summit which took place in Iseyin, advised people against comparing him with former minister of state for federal capital territory, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide, who is his immediate predecessor from Oyo State.
Akinjide is being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an alleged corruption case.
Making a veil reply to remarks by the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba AbdulGaniyu Salau, explained that he cannot be spending like Ms Jumoke Akinjide “because I don’t get money the way she got it when she was a minister in the past administration. You all know how the past government squandered government resources.”
Oba Salawu was said to have made a veil reference to some activities of the minister, assuring that he knows that a son of Okeogun would be the next governor of Oyo State but not a stingy person.
While giving his keynote address, Shittu said: “You can see what Akinjide is passing through now, I don’t want to end mine like that too, I won’t steal any money to satisfy people’s yearning but I will continue to try my best to serve humanity.”
“Those who say I am not generous have missed it; I am not stingy, I am doing my best and I will not steal to please people”
“Since I became minister, I have been assisting people in so many ways; sponsoring scholarships sinking boreholes and offsetting medical bills and I will continue to do more,” he added.