Osinbajo goofed on restructuring -Yoruba elders


The Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE) has commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) for being a good ambassador of the Yoruba and loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari.<!–more–>

YCE said it was proud of Osinbajo for performing most creditably in office by demonstrating good leadership, especially, on few occasions that the president was not around.

The Secretary-General of YCE, Dr. Kunle Olajide stated these in an interview with reporters at his country-home in Efon-Alaaye, Ekiti State at the weekend, said: “The Yoruba are very proud of Mr. Vice President (Osinbajo). He has performed most creditably in office. His absolute loyalty to his boss is commendable. Moreover on the few occasions he acted as President, his leadership has been most inspiring.”

He, however, said the VP goofed on his position on demand for restructuring by Nigerians.It would be recalled that the VP at a town hall meeting in Minnesota, the United States of America, on Sunday, said that the problem of Nigeria was not geographical restructuring rather prudent management of national resources and providing for the people properly.

He also said prudent management of the nation’s resources and the provision of essential needs of the people were better ways of addressing Nigeria’s development challenges.”Problem with our country is not a matter of restructuring…and we must not allow ourselves to be drawn into the argument that our problems stem from some geographic restructuring,” he had said.

But reacting, Olajide said, “However, he (Osinbajo) missed it on the issue of restructuring. The Federal Government must listen to wise counsel on the need for restructuring in the country.

“Restructuring is very fundamental to the problems of Nigeria for obvious reasons. This is a heterogeneous country made of different nations, tribes histories and cultures and consequently different priorities. Our concept of development differs from one part of the country to another. If we must live together in peace, each of the nation’s must itemise their priorities as regards to their cultures, histories and believes.”

Olajide urged the people to support his son for the assembly’s seat, assuring them of quality representation.


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