Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday disproved the insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t know how to govern.
He also disagreed with inference that selfishness is the bane of those in government, saying that the Buhari administration is doing its best for Nigerians.
Osinbajo said the efforts of the incumbent administration could have been felt more if not for the activities of those he described as “saboteurs” allegedly working against the government.
The Vice President spoke at Saint Luke’s Anglican Church, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, during the burial service for Mrs. Moroluke Fakoyede, mother of the Secretary to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ola Olukoyede.
He said that Buhari inherited “a highly debased economy” from the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, a situation which, he said, prevented some of the steps taken by President Buhari to manifest on the well-being of the poor Nigerians.
Osinbajo said, “I became frightened when the man of God said only those of us in powers are enjoying. This is not true. We have done our best for Nigerians.
“The concern of President Buhari, All Progressives Congress and those of us in his government is for Nigeria to move forward; and we shall achieve this.
“All the good social investment programmes such as TraderMoni, the N-POWER and others will soon start to bear fruit and manifest.
“We are all going to benefit from Buhari’s administration.
“This country requires everybody to be on board to work hard.
“It is not true that President Buhari doesn’t know how to govern.
“It is not because we have not done enough; there are saboteurs and many fifth columnists working against us. But we are going to triumph,” Osinbajo said.
The cleric in charge of the Church, Rev. Mathew Ayorinde Ajao, had, in his sermon, expressed disappointment at the way some leaders pilot the nation’s affairs, saying, “apart from the increasing scourge of poverty, Nigerians are not enjoying all the basic amenities that can improve their well-being.
“Those in positions of authorities have access to everything, but not the people. That was why they are not getting the right advice.
“Nigerians are suffering. We are not enjoying anything. No light, no good road, no improved health facilities and others.
“Government must empower the poor, not the one where you give generators to people without anything they will use them to power.
“Some are very rich, they have everything, but not blessed by heaven,” the cleric said.
Ajao lauded the deceased for working assiduously to give her children education and showed them the way of the Lord, saying this was responsible for her glorious end.
Among dignitaries at the service were Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi; APC former National Legal Adviser, Muiz Banire (SAN); and Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Police Command, Mr. Asuquo Amba.
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