The Vice President and presently Acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has admitted that things are actually very hard in the country at the moment.
The Acting President on Thursday dispelled the notion that the current economic hardship in the country was an attempt by the Buhari-led administration to punish Nigerians.
Hard Times Not Meant To Punish Nigerians – Osinbajo
Prof. Osinbajo explained that the government is doing its best to lay a solid foundation for good governance, calling on Nigerians to bear with the administration as they work towards a better Nigeria.
The Vice President made this known while delivering a lecture at a Public Lecture/Presentation of Award tagged; “Service Above Self” organised by the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) in Abuja.
Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that it is imperative for all not minding political, religious or tribal inclination to stand for justice, equity and unity of Nigeria.
The Vice President who was represented at the event by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, used the opportunity to applaud some Muslim faithfuls, who have been speaking against acts of violence perpetrated against Christians by some extremists.
He however, did not fail to admit that things are hard. He said;
“Yes! Things are very hard in the country. Our government means very well for Nigerians. This is not to punish people. It is because things have gone bad in the past.”
In his remarks, the National President of MULAN, Dr. Kamal Dawud maintained that to ensure peaceful coexistence in the country, non-Muslim brothers and sisters must understand that Islam is a peaceful religion with some sensitive issues.
According to Dr. Dawud;
“Let our non-Muslim brothers and sisters avoid these sensitive issues and make them no go areas, to allow peace reign in Nigeria.”