Monday, November 9, 2015 12:09 am
The Muhammadu Buhari administration will strive to deliver on its campaign promises to the people of Nigeria, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has assured.
Osinbajo gave the assurance on Saturday at Ikenne, his home town where he was the Special Guest of Honour at the 39th Ereke Day celebration.
Ereke is an annual festival organised in Ikenne, Ogun State, as platform for addressing the town’s developmental challenges.
Osinbajo pointed out that the opportunity to address the nation’s numerous challenges and reposition the country for greatness is now.
He said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration would keep its promises, saying “the President has no other business besides fixing the problems of the country.’’
He cited corruption and stealing as some of the reasons why things had gone wrong in the country, adding “but it is time now to fix all that have gone wrong.”
He restated the commitment of the Federal Government to address the challenges facing the country.
He said: “we have to deal with unemployment of young people; we have to deal with infrastructure; we have to deal with bad roads; we have to restore power, the challenges are many.
“But I want to assure you that every single day that President Buhari spends in Abuja; that I spend in Abuja, we will work hard to achieve the promises we have made.
“You can be sure of an honest and transparent government; you can be sure of hard work.
“You can be sure that everything we promised, we will do.”
Osinbajo, who also spoke to newsmen at the end of the event, said that President Buhari was working daily on how to solve Nigeria’s economic challenges.
“The President you know has no other business; he is not doing anything else; this is his life commitment.
“And he has said this is what he is going to commit his entire life to, to ensure that the economic problems are solved, employment opportunities are created,”, the VP said.
He called on the indigenes of Ikenne to re-dedicate themselves to the visions of their elders such late Chief Obafemi Awolowo former Nigerian nationalist and Premier of the old Western Region.