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.