From PALANG KASMI, Abuja
As Nigeria’s Vice President (VP), Yemi Osibanjo clocks 63, Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has described him as a unique gift to Nigeria with tenacious and patriotic attributes in his service to the country.
These warm felicitations was contained in a press statement a copy of which was made available to THE NIGERIA STANDARD.
In the message, the NGF Chairman said “as Chairman of the National Economic Council, Prof. Osinbajo has shown his deep knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing the Nigerian economy as well as deployed his versatility, team spirit and mobilization skills in advancing practical solutions to its improvement”.
“Nigeria’s VP has shown total loyalty not only to President Muhammadu Buhari, but to the nation by giving reliable counsel and carrying out his assignments with excellence”.
The NGF Chairman also noted that “the VP’s deep passion for the liberation of the poor, through strategic empowerment programmes has created jobs for many Nigerians and increased the quantity, quality and capacity of Micro-Medium and Small Scale Enterprises, in the country”.
“The Northern Governors Forum in particular has enjoyed cordial working relationship with the VP as he has supported efforts at reducing poverty, tackling the challenges of Almajiri System, improving agricultural development, tackling insecurity as well as ending the farmer herder clashes”.
While praying for God to continue to grant the Vice President many more years of peace, good health and prosperity, Governor Lalong asked him to continue to offer his wisdom and knowledge to the growth of Nigeria’s democracy and the enhancement of Nigeria’s ruling party, the APC.