Osinbajo raises hope on economy
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that despite the current economic challenges confronting Nigeria, the nation still had great hope.
The vice president spoke at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday while receiving a delegation of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association led by its president, Dr Kamal Daud.
“We are here at this time because that is the will of God to deliver the goods and do the right things for this country. It is very interesting the situation we find ourselves, but there is great hope,” he stated.
Osinbajo noted that the N500 billion social investment programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration would “energise” the economy and address poverty.
He cautioned against ethnoreligious division, saying “Everyone is free to practise his/her faith. When we come together as a people, we must advance the interest of our nation.”
He said the present administration was committed to a united Nigeria “populated by a new tribe that would be united across otherwise divisive lines, be it ethnic or religious.”
In his remarks, Daud pledged the association’s support for President Buhari’s administration’s war against corruption.