Detest all Acts of Corruption, Osinbajo Urges Nigerians


*Dogara: Economic crises caused by easy choices 

By Damilola Oyedele in Abuja

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to detest all acts of corruption which take away resources that could address the needs of the poor, and put them in private hands.

Speaking at the interdenominational service to mark Democracy Day in Abuja on Sunday, Osinbajo also sought prayers for the success of the social investment programme of the Buhari administration intended to provide welfare for the poor and vulnerable in the society.

The programme would provide hope and substance to millions of Nigerians struggling to survive, he assured.

The Vice President who was represented by the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, also called on Nigerians to count their blessings.

“Many nations may not have withstood the several pressures and challenges that continue to confront us as a people. But by God’s grace we still continue to stand and we will prevail. Although it appears as though these are trying times, I am confident that the Lord’s work of restoration will surely bring Nigeria to the promised land- and Nigeria shall fulfill its purpose of being a land flowing with milk and honey for all her people,”  Osinbajo said.

In another development, Speaker Yakubu Dogara has said Nigeria is  currently experiencing economic crisis as her past leaders made easy choices instead of hard ones.

He spoke on Sunday at a dedication service for Hon. Olusegun Odebunmi ‘s (Oyo APC) twins in Abuja.