Nigerians going through very difficult times, Osinbajo admits
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a town hall meeting put together by United Action for Change (UAC), yesterday, noted that Nigerians are going through very difficult times, including, electricity problem, scarcity of petrol, inflation among other challenges.
Osinbajo also said that the campaign promise to provide N5, 000 succour to 25 million poorest of the poor can no longer be fulfilled with the present state of the economy, but said a million Nigerians would be given N5000 monthly.
Expressing optimism, he said: “You can be sure this is not going to be the end of the story, but that of abundance.”
The vice president implored Nigerians never to lose hope of the change mantra, remarking that Nigerians should be rest assured that there is a determination to change the direction of the country positively, as he and President Muhammadu Buhari are committed to solving the country’s problems.
Osinbajo maintained that the question of the country experiencing change is irrevocable, since according to him, the change they canvassed for is not a slogan, as Nigeria cannot survive going the direction it was before now.
“Today, we have a leader who is honest, which is the most important thing,” he reasoned, adding that Nigeria has the best opportunity now.
Reacting to the twenty questions asked by participants at the town hall meeting, the number two citizen harped on efforts being made by the present administration to provide solutions to some of the challenges facing the country.