NIPSS Pledges Support For Government
Timothy Choji, Abuja
The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) says it is ready to give support to the Nigerian government in its quest to make life better for citizens.
Director General of the institute, Dr. Ayo Omotayo, made this position known in an interview with State House Correspondents on Tuesday.
Dr Omotayo, who led the Management of NIPSS on a courtesy visit to Vice President Kashim Shettima, said they were in the seat of power to brief their supervisor, the Vice President.
“The Vice President has demonstrated a deep understanding of the problems that Nigeria is facing and of course, he also showed that he has ideas of how these things can be done. So for us at NIPPS we are ready to face the challenge. With him, we are ready to offer policy advisory and of course come up with strategies that will enable the government to achieve its vision of giving us a better Nigeria in a, very short while.
“The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) is supervised by the office of the Vice President and since his assumption of office; we have not had the opportunity to brief him on our plans for the year.
“So we came to have this engagement briefing on what we have been doing since he resumed office and what our plans are for the rest of the year. I can assure you that the engagement was very fruitful,” he said.
The NIPSS Director-General stressed that the institute was happy with the determination of the Vice President to support President Bola Tinubu in making Nigeria better.
He however appealed to Nigerians to be patient as the current leader of the country addresses the challenges of the nation.
“We at NIPSS are very impressed by the determination of Mr. Vice President to ensure that Nigeria becomes a better place. We are aware of his understanding of Nigeria’s problem though if somebody understands the problem solving the problem becomes less challenging.
“What I would just say is that we need a little bit of patience from Nigerians to allow the seed that this administration is sowing to germinate so that we can have a country of our dreams,” he added.