Os­in­bajo raises hope on econ­omy

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

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.

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