VP Osinbajo hails President Buhari’s leadership qualities

Timothy Choji, Abuja

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the country has honest and straightforward President that operates from a genuine heart.

According to Professor Osinbajo, though some people say President Muhammadu Buhari is strict because of his forthrightness, “he is the kind of leader we need now, a President who will not cut deals and who is only interested in moving Nigeria forward.”

“We are very happy that we have a President who is honest, a President who is straight forward, a President who is operating from the genuineness of his heart, this is the kind of leader that we need now,” the VP declared.

Vice President Osinbajo stated this during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Deeper Christian Life Church, led by Pastor Kumuyi at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Regarding the President and himself, Professor Osinbajo said: “we have worked together very, very well.”

While acknowledging the economic situation in the country, the Vice President noted that the current administration did not create the conditions, but it has to face it.

Interacting with Pastor Kumuyi on the Ogoni clean-up and Niger Delta, the Vice President said “the clean-up of Ogoni is very important; the situation is very bad, I have been in the area a few times, but we need peace in the area to be able to carry on with the clean-up exercise.” He also said “the clean-up exercise will take decades but with the phased implementation people can gradually return to fishing and farming.”

On the power sector, Professor Osinbajo said by February this year, the country was producing 5000MW of electricity for the first time in history but the recent militants’ attacks on the pipelines has made things bad not only regarding electricity, but also cutting the oil revenues of the nation.

He however gave the assurance that the government is working diligently to overcome those challenges.

He was clear that God has a purpose for choosing the President and himself to serve at this time, saying “this is the doing of the Lord.” 

Earlier, Pastor Kumuyi said he is in the Federal Capital Territory for a crusade and thought to pay a visit to the Vice President.

He thanked God for the progress made so far by the Buhari Administration, adding that “God will fulfil the purpose for which he brought you at a time like this.”

While inviting the Vice President to the crusade, Pastor Kumuyi pledged his contributions and prayers for the Buhari administration, and also for the progress of the country.