Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Monday launched empowerment programme for 30,000 petty traders in Osun state.
Prof Osinbajo, yesterday arrived Iwo, to launch empower programme, TraderMoni.
According to him, “TraderMoni scheme, is targeted at petty traders, market women, artisans and small scale business enterprises to cater for ultra-micro enterprises.”
“The policy of the Federal Government is to support businesses, not just big business but particularly small, medium-sized businesses and micro businesses. The whole idea is that we want to ensure that we give whatever support to people to alleviate their businesses.
“For instance, if we give you N10,000 and refund within six months then you are qualified to collect N15,000. If you pay back the sum of N15,000 you are qualified to get N20,000,” he said.
The TraderMoni, which is expected to empower 30,000 petty traders in the state has been identified as ‘low-key’ vote buying by the vice president.
The Osun state gubernatorial election is set to take place later this month and some Nigerians are of the opinion that the scheme is a way of buying votes from the electorates.
See reactions here
In a serious country, INEC will be investigating whether VP Osinbajo sharing N10,000 in Osun (under the guise of TraderMoni) few days to a gubernatorial election amounts to attempts to induce voters in that election
But Nigeria is not a serious country and INEC isn't independent
— SApenja (@solomonapenja) September 4, 2018
Your favorite pastor and poster boy is in Osun State to distribute N10, 000 to voters against the upcoming election.
The official lie is that the 10K is a "loan" for traders under the Trader Moni scheme (scam).
Osinbajo is a short Fayose with a charming smile and nice jokes.
— Kelvin Odanz (@Kelvin_Odanz) September 4, 2018
“Pastor” Osinbajo has taken it upon himself to go and share money in Osun State few days to the Governorship election. What a shame https://t.co/b0jRGjEvRl
— Tomide (@MrTomide) September 3, 2018
So Pastor Osinbajo is a high profile election crook? This whole tradermoni scheme is a format for election theft.
— MindSculptor™ (@_MindSculptor) September 4, 2018
Why this #TraderMoni scheme is an absolute FRAD!
A slap on the face of Nigerians…
Packaged pre-election bribery and nothing more than APC trying hard to secure votes against 2019.
It is championed by your favorite Pastor Osinbajo. It is an embarrassment. I dey come!
— 🔥Word2Vekker 🔥 (@BBlaQBobby) September 4, 2018
This is an act of vote buying, I can't imagine having Pastor Osinbajo spearheading fairy tale, Pastor Osinbajo should've shamefully started he vote buying from others states instead of Osun whose election comes up in less than 3weeks from today.@inecnigeria
— C.t. Tamarabariebor (@chriscyton) September 4, 2018
Osun state governor, Abdulrauf Aregbesola, refused to pay Osun state workers their salaries for several months
Yemi Osinbajo is in Osun state to give out ₦10,000 Trader Moni to bribe voters
Nigeria has one of the most despicable politicians in the world
— Nafiu T (@nafeezi) September 4, 2018
When I told you that this sharing of Abacha loot was vote buying e be like say I dey lie. Osinbajo has been leading the sharing of N10k each to traders in 🥁 🥁 🥁
Yes you guessed right….Osun State. This is an abuse of office and electoral malpractice of the worst type.
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) September 4, 2018
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