Prof Yemi Osinbajo: Why Nigerians Are Already In Love With The Acting President


While President Muhammadu Buhari elongates his health vacation in London, acting president Yemi Osinbajo has been working hard to put the pieces of Nigeria back together again.

It’s been just a little over a month the professor took over the duties of an acting President and he has done remarkably well to attract appraisals from Nigerians.

With his new moves and passage of new laws, some Nigerians are already calling him the Messiah and hopes he keeps up with the good work.

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However, Nigerians are relating his progress to the fact that he is educated and some prefer that he is sworn in already as the President since Buhari, who has been away since Thursday, January 19, 2017, is not currently fit healthwise to govern the country.

Nigerians react:

“This is what happens when you let educated people rule the country….

“Nigeria will get better, God’s willing…he is what we need.”

Osinbanjo deserves the praises, here are some things he has done as an acting President;

Food Programme

On Friday, January 24, Prof. Osinbajo promised that the Federal Government was planning urgent relief to poultry farmers in the country to save the industry from collapse. He also presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on February 1, during which the Presidential Task Force on food security was mandated to reduce prices of food items in the country.

This move doesn’t look like one of those “Change Champaign” promises but something that would be implemented eventually.

CBN and the Foreign Exchange Policies

On February 16th, the acting president presided over the first National Economic Council meeting of the year and directed the CBN to review the foreign exchange policy.

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In the meeting, it was resolved that fresh $250 million be injected into the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). The CBN subsequently released about $500 million through the interbank market, where 23 banks bought $371 million.

Signed 7 Bills Into Law

February 17, Professor Osinbajo signed seven bills into law. These bills included the Oaths (Amendment) Act 2017; Defence Space Administration Act 2017; Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment) Act 2017; and others.

Road Contracts

On February 8, Osinbajo chaired the FEC and approved the N21 billion bill for the construction of the Ilorin-Omu Aran-Kabba Road, Section I.

On February 15th he approved the award of N126 billion road projects spread across Kano, Bauchi, Adamawa, Kwara, Gombe, Enugu and Kaduna states.

Visiting The Niger Delta

Between February 10 and 13, Osinbajo visited Yenagoa – Bayelsa state capital in continuation of his interactive engagements with oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta region.

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During the meeting, he rolled out the framework for the clean-up exercise of the Ogoni land.

Nigeria’s current acting president, Yemi Osinbajo is a politician, a pastor and an academician. He was a Law lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

From 1983 to 1986, he was Senior lecturer of Law at the University of Lagos. He also gave legal advice and litigation to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Bola Ajibola in the early 90s.

Hopefully, Nigeria will regain some of its lost glory while under the care of Yemi Osinbajo.

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