Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has described any public officer whose major aim is to chase after money as “mad”.

He said that President Mohammadu Buhari who is presently 73 told him that his greatest desire as it stands was to see Nigeria become a great nation.

The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, quoted Osinbano during his speech while receiving a delegation of Christian Ministers Welfare Initiative also known as the Pastors’ Forum, Taraba State, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“This morning, I had a meeting with the President and he repeated to me twice, he said ‘at my age, there is only one thing I am looking for, I want to see a great Nigeria.’ He has no other objective and I feel very inspired by that,” Osinbajo reportedly told his guests.

 “It is madness for anybody in our position to be looking for money.God put people in a position of authority for them to be able to do something for their people.

“I think if any Nigerian gets the chance to be President of the country, there is nothing he/she is looking for anymore, except that, while there, you improve the lot of the people.”

He bemoaned the fact that those who were giving $15bn to procure security equipment for the fight against insurgency could not account for it
Osinbajo also blamed the consistent vandalism of oil pipes as one of the factors causing the present recession.

The Vice-President also explained how vandalism of oil installations had contributed to the recession being witnessed in the country.

He noted that everything happening in the country today,  has a reason“there is no question at all, God has a reason for bringing us in at this time and God helping us, we will see a change in this country.”