The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assured the citizens of the country that the nation is capable of overcoming all its current challenges.
Osinbajo added that Nigeria has a great future and he believes all the challenges facing the nation are surmountable.
The Vice President made the submission on Sunday in Owerri, the Imo State capital during a special interdenominational thanksgiving service to mark the first anniversary of the administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Osinbajo who delivered President Muhammadu Buhari’s message to the Governor and people of Imo State noted that: “Let me say that despite the challenges our Nation faces, by the grace of God, we, the Nigerian people, are more than able to surmount them.
“So I say to you, people of Imo and the great people of Nigeria; yes, we have works to do, yes we have much to repair, but we are undaunted.
“The problems we see today are the stepping stones to our great future. We are, by the grace of God, mightier than our challenges.”
Osinbajo urged Uzodinma not to be distracted by anything but to ensure he continues to deliver divdends of democracy to the people of Imo.
“There are at least three possible forms of opposition to government. One is political opposition, the second is time, and the third is the leader himself – i.e. when the leader is discouraged or distracted.
“But the most critical factor is you, the leader. How you deal with time and political opposition will determine success or failure. Don’t look back. Keep focused. Stay on track,” he said.
Other top government officials in the entourage of the Vice President to Imo State included the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.
Meanwhile, the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, has blamed the Federal Government for banditry and security issues in the country.
The National President of the forum, Yerima Shettima, noted that it is the responsibility of the federal government to provide security for Nigerians, but it has failed to do so.
Shettima during an interview with Dailypost called on the All Progressives Congress-led government to ensure security agencies are adequately equipped with manpower.