Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that when it comes to money matters, President Muhammadu Buhari is very strict.
Osinbajo made this disclosure yesterday at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja during the presentation of “The Essentials of Beauty Therapy”, a book written by the wife of the president, Hajiya Aisha Buhari.
The vice president told the author not to expect large donations from him and the president as they were still on half salaries.
Osinbajo, who noted that he represented Buhari at the event, said he (the vice president) was pleased to be associated with the presentation of the book.
“The president and I are on half salaries. The president is very strict on money issues. So, don’t expect me to make a large donation”, he said.
The vice president noted that the day coincided with the commemoration of the second anniversary of the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls, assuring that they were still alive and would be rescued.
Mr. Osinbajo, who was the special guest of honour at the event, stated that if Mrs Buhari had not gotten education, she would not have had the opportunity to impact on others.
In her remarks, the wife of the president said the proceeds from the launch would be used to cater for victims of insurgency and mal-nourished children in internally displaced persons camps across the country.
Earlier, chairman of the occasion and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, represented by his wife, Senator Oluremi, commended support for victims of insurgency.
He also lauded Mrs Buhari for her effort and urged generous donations, noting that the proceeds from the book launch would go towards the rebuilding of the northeast.
The book, reviewed by Dr Vivian Oputa, is designed as a workbook for the students, practitioners, tutors and provides information relevant to their specific needs in simple-to-understand language.
Contents are based around the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Vocational Enterprise Institutions, National Innovation Diploma in Cosmetology and Beauty Therapy international syllabus.
The colorful event, which had Senator Daisy Danjuma as chief launcher, was attended by wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal; Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita; Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, who represented the 36 state governors; Emir of Birnin Gwari, Mallam Zubairu Jibril Mai Gwari II; Pastor Tunde Bakare, former Cross River State Governor, Donald Duke, ministers, among others.