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Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by TheRareGem1(f): 10:01am On May 16
With insecurity pervading almost all parts of the country, heightened by atrocities of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, kidnappings, banditry and other crimes in other regions, these certainly are worrying times for Nigerians at home and abroad. Police stations, which used to be safe havens, have become the subject to attacks with police officers scampering for safety.

Abductions and killings of school children have risen beyond comprehension. Boko Haram has become more vicious and daring. Terrorism, insurgency, kidnapping, maiming, looting and raping have taken a turn for the worse. This is just as clashes between herders and farmers in some communities are taking new dimensions

Amid these, calls for secession and self-determination persist in some sections of the country, posing challenges to Nigeria’s democratic rule and unity. And having made a minimal success of dousing the tension across the nation, it naturally ought to be a herculean task for anyone in government to speak or appeal to the citizen on insecurity. Yet, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has remained optimistic about the country emerging from its current challenges ‘a greater and more united Nigeria,’ adding that, ‘God’s promise of greatness for the country will certainly come to fruition.’

Osinbajo has not just been speaking out with firm, but assuring messages of hope and assurance of government’s unrelenting efforts to tackle the security challenges, he has also held Security Council meetings with Service Chiefs and chaired a National Economic Council meeting with all governors in attendance where he urged them to immediately commence widespread dialogue and consultations to ensure resolution of the crisis in their domains.

The Vice President has repeatedly called for the implementation of state and community policing across the country if Nigeria is to achieve effective policing. He remains resolute about the nation getting over the myriad of challenges confronting it and optimistic it will rise above its trials and come out stronger.


To douse tension, Osinbajo has been taking the message of hope to the most troubled areas in the country, especially the southeast where some unidentified persons, suspected herders and secessionists have repeatedly been killing scores of people, attacking police stations and other public buildings, including correctional homes where hundreds of inmates were set free in Imo State. He has appealed to separatists in the southwest, where agitation for the Yoruba nation is gathering momentum to have a rethink, just as he has called on the people of the north to remain united in the fight against insurgency.

With the activities he is championing, many Nigerians have come to see Osinbajo as the face of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, especially with the impact he has to continue to make nationwide and beyond, in the discharge of his duties. Over time, not only does it seem that Nigerians have come to see him as the go-to leader, he seems to be brought into the spotlight whenever issues – good or bad – arise with the performance of the Buhari-led government.

President Buhari also seems to have placed so much faith in Osinbajo, much so that many achievements and significant milestones recorded under his administration have come from programmes and policies championed or driven by the Vice President. These include the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) before they were domiciled in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.


In 2020, the VP was saddled with the responsibility of chairing the Economic Sustainability Committee, which eventually drafted the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) of the government to mitigate the socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic on Nigerians. Since then, the ESP has helped to save millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses while providing a boost to the economy.

The impact of ESP goes beyond the economy to security, in the sense of securing livelihoods of Nigerians, even as it helped to stem likely uprisings that may have emanated from Nigerians who may have faced even more adverse effects from the fallout of the pandemic if not for the Sustainability Plan. Interestingly, ESP was credited as one of the major reasons Nigeria exited recession faster than other countries at the height of the pandemic.

Speaking at the 108th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Prof. Osinbajo reiterated his optimism that ‘Nigeria will become an oasis of peace, security and prosperity in Africa and beyond, despite its current challenges.”

According to the VP, the nation might be currently going through storms and adversity, but it will ‘overcome its challenges and realise its aspirations because of the promises of God regarding the outstanding greatness ahead…’

The VP, who spoke on the theme: “Moving Forward: Finishing the Race with Joy,” said: “This nation will be the epicentre of the astounding economic and scientific developments of the 21st century. We will create here in Nigeria, an oasis of peace, security and prosperity such as has never been seen before on this continent and beyond.

“Today, the clouds are overcast, the promise seems impossible as it was with the children of Israel after leaving Egypt to the promised land … but I am completely convinced that nobody, no group, no ideology, can defeat the promise of God for the greatness of Nigeria. I can see it clearly; I know it like my own face.”

Expressing optimism in the nation’s greatness, the VP, however, appealed to Nigerians to avoid allowing the current situation to shape their utterances or perception.

Also speaking with the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders from the Southeast, particularly chieftains and members of Anambra State, he said Nigeria cannot afford a war and that elites in the country should rise and speak the truth against the forces of division to preserve the nation’s unity.

According to him, “we cannot afford a war in this country… it is the political elite that will determine what will take place. If we keep quiet, if we say nothing and hope that things will just normalise, we may be wrong. And we may find ourselves heading for something worse than we are seeing today.

“If the political elite does not speak up, if we allow it to continue to slide, we will endanger ourselves and endanger the future of our country. I know that every conflict is a result of elite’s failure to speak up and tell the truth to their communities; that is the cause of every civil conflict.”

Prof. Osinbajo recalled a personal experience he observed in Somalia in the 90s when he went there to work with the United Nations. He said, he saw a Supreme Court Justice whom he had known before queuing up for food in the aftermath of civil conflicts in the country.

He added: “Everyone who thinks they can go and hide somewhere; you won’t even find a place. In the end, everyone will suffer. Parents, children, young people and old people will suffer.”
Osinbajo’s approaches and interventions in national issues have interestingly been drawing plaudits, especially from youths on social media.

A Twitter user, identified as @ekpesfrancis retweeting what President George Weah of Liberia said of Osinbajo said: “You kept your country together in peace, while President Muhammadu Buhari was away. That is a good model for other Vice Presidents to follow.”

Also reacting to Osinbajo’s stance on national development, another youth identified as @PhilipsJames15 said: “Osinbajo’s ideas and initiatives have had impacts on the lives of many Nigerians.”

On his part, another user, @SugarG22, said: “What I like most among the many roles of the VP is that His Excellency, Yemi Osinbajo, knows how to address, intervene and successfully resolve volatile issues in a peaceful way in which all parties involved are happy.”
PhilipsJames15, said: “Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the best VP ever. And his ideas have had great impacts such as the ESP that helped us out of recession.”

@KObambon: “Vice President #YemiOsinbajo is the only force sustaining Nigeria’s unity. Underrating him is like trying to break the last straw of Nigeria’s nationhood.”

Vice President Osinbajo knows how to walk the talk; undoubtedly his impact in the Buhari-led administration has been far-reaching. Despite the challenges in some areas, only a few Nigerians would doubt that Osinbajo keeps on delivering in his capacity as Vice President, all for the benefit of Nigerians and the country.

“We believe that we now have an opportunity to increase the numbers of new tribes of Nigerians; a tribe of men and women of all faiths, committed to a country run on high values, integrity, hard work, justice and love,” Osinbajo said at the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium recently.

Many analysts believe that the hope personified and expressed on different occasions about the great future of the country by the Vice President is one of the major things Nigeria needs, especially at a time like this when some say the country may be teetering at a fragile point of nationhood.
https://m.guardian.ng/politics/why-osinbajo-sings-hope-despite-insecurity-economic-hardship/amp/

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by TheRareGem1(f): 10:02am On May 16
One of the things that would be effective and curb insecurity is the establishment of effective state/community policing, perhaps the directive the VP gave the governors during NEC meeting to set up community engagement with their people is another way to go, they should just ensure youths are 70% in attendance especially in the East, they are being used to perpetrate evil in the region, a once peaceful region now carrying out carnage all in the name of piece mill by their politicians.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by taiwotimitt: 10:03am On May 16
Always words of encouragement. I salute VP Yemi Osinbajo.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Joylove2324(f): 10:05am On May 16
Osinbajo has never gone silent since he was elected in 2015 as the Vice President, he has been positive all through, working hard for the betterment of our nation. I hope he continue this energy. According to the VP, the nation might be currently going through storms and adversity, but it will ‘overcome its challenges and realise its aspirations because of the promises of God regarding the outstanding greatness ahead

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by maybanks: 10:07am On May 16
Osinbajo has always been a strong believer in the success of Nigeria. Hearing him preach hope is something that resonates with the kind of person he is.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by okefranci: 10:13am On May 16
The bible says give thanks to God always, so I'm in support of Osinbajo while giving thanks, praises and adoration to God because he believes no matter how the situation surrounding the nation we will conquer

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by longetivity(m): 10:14am On May 16
Nonsense

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by okefranci: 10:17am On May 16
longetivity:
Nonsense
You mean what you are saying,mtchewwww

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Joyce95: 10:19am On May 16
Osinbajo has been the most active Vice President, since he have be elated.

“Nobody can stop the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord is building His church and the gate of hell cannot prevail against the church." - Osinbajo

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by longetivity(m): 10:21am On May 16
okefranci:

You mean what you are saying,mtchewwww
tell ur boss osinbajo to support the agitation for ODUDUWA REPUBLICundecided

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Grace001: 10:22am On May 16
Osinbajo has not just been speaking out with firm, but assuring messages of hope and assurance of government’s unrelenting efforts to tackle the security challenges

He isn’t the first to sings hope and he won’t be the last. E go beta, e go bata song of hope has been sang by many.

E go beta song is ever green since 70s

The next regime after Buhari will remix the song of hope ( E go beta) again to Nigerians

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Deputy1111(m): 10:22am On May 16
A good leader should stand in place of always giving words of hope and encouragement even when things are not going well. Prophet Elijah asked that woman who just lost her son "what happen woman" and she said 'All is well' . Osinbajo is a man of hope, and we believe in a greater Nigeria.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by HellAnus: 10:23am On May 16
Joyce95:
Osinbajo has been the most active Vice President, since he have be elated.

“Nobody can stop the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Lord is building His church and the gate of hell cannot prevail against the church." - Osinbajo

Active attending burials or distributing tradermoni, while Nigerians; christians in particular are being killed - and he keeps mute...Abeg gerrout from here. Evil people

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Baawaa(m): 10:26am On May 16
He believes he can do the magic
Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by 9japride(m): 10:26am On May 16
okefranci:
The bible says give thanks to God always, so I'm in support of Osinbajo while giving thanks, praises and adoration to God because he believes no matter how the situation surrounding the nation we will conquer
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How can one conquer when those in authority always add firewood to the fire? The kind of leaders we have in Nigeria are not sincere both in the north and south. Everyone is still playing 1999 kind of politics.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by yanabasee1(m): 10:37am On May 16
Aren't we tired of this hope raising?



He's part of the people that promised Nigerians heaven on earth...and today, it's he'll on earth....


TheRareGem1:


Even you as you dey like this, 'na on top hope you stand' all human beings are hopeful.

And I asked, aren't we tired of this hope raising?

Why can't they work things out? Give us 24hrs power supply... So that people in the village can change their surroundings. Study online. Watch YouTube to enhance their skills.

Osinbajo have been having virtual meetings with almost all the economist on this earth and the only thing he could come up with is N-power and tradersmoney.

We need good roads...We need train connecting South to North through West and East to West through North.. We need to leave in different cities and be able to work in another city.

Why raise our hopes that you will bring about the change and yet very incompetent about governance.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by TheRareGem1(f): 11:02am On May 16
yanabasee1:
Aren't we tired of this hope raising?



He's part of the people that promised Nigerians heaven on earth...and today, it's he'll on earth....

Even you as you dey like this, 'na on top hope you stand' all human beings are hopeful.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by TheRareGem1(f): 11:06am On May 16
HellAnus:


Active attending burials or distributing tradermoni?? Abeg gerrout from here. Evil people

You forget to add the recent Microsoft deal he nailed for Nigeria and how he moved the country up in the global ease of doing business index also how he direct state governors to set up judicial panels in their respective states to ensure Justice is served for victims of police brutalities, how he created MSMEs clinic to prevent Nigerians who want to register business at the CAC or resolve issue concerning their businesses from travelling to Abuja or Lagos and may more

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Profsam1002: 12:28pm On May 16
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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by ArewaNightmare: 12:29pm On May 16
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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Igbochief001(m): 12:29pm On May 16
That's what typical nigerian pastors are known for even tho they don't believe or act on it

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by UbongCR7(m): 12:29pm On May 16
He is as clueless as his master.

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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by ecomalchemist(m): 12:30pm On May 16



The Dunning-Kruger effect occurs when incompetent people not only fail to realize their incompetence, but consider themselves much more competent than everyone else




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Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by GreaterFuture(m): 12:31pm On May 16
Smh
Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by bodedan: 12:31pm On May 16
embarassed

Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by DropsMic(m): 12:32pm On May 16
Agwo
Re: Why Osinbajo Sings Hope Despite Insecurity, Economic Hardship by Eriokanmi: 12:32pm On May 16
Story way too long. Restructuring is the panacea or we go our separate way.

With this, there would be competition among states and those who were lazy would wake up because it wouldn't be business as usual anymore where some people would gather in the office only once in a month just to receive salary.

Every state/region would be in firm control of their domains and resources and would contribute to the centre and politics will be less lucrative.

There would be security improvement in every state and any stranger sighted would be quarried by the local security personnel or you call it state police who understand the terrain.

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