The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, spoke on a variety of issues affecting the Nigerian state ranging from the economy, poverty and unity. He used the juncture to instill trust in the current dispensation to help surmount the current challenges of the country.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor said the N500billion Social Investment programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari presidency is a means to energize the economy and deal with issues of poverty in the country.
Osinbajo said Nigeria is where it is at this time because it is the will of God to deliver the goods and do the right things for this country.
He said it is very interesting the situation the nation finds itself, noting that there is great hope. Speaking when he received a delegation of the Muslim Lawyers Association at the Presidential Villa, Prof. Osinbajo said the social investment programmes would train people, create jobs, feed school children from homegrown farming and grant soft loans to traders, artisans and market women.
“All these are ways and means of energising the economy and deal with some of the harshest problems like poverty,” says the Vice President, while also adding that despite the current economic conditions in the country there is great hope.
According to him, “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.”
The Vice President said both the president and himself are committed to a new united Nigeria, populated by a ‘New Tribe’ that would be united across otherwise divisive lines be it ethnic or religious.
He added that Nigerians must fight corruption which is responsible for the current situation of things in the country, stressing that if it is not challenged, corruption would worsen the situation.