By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The Northern Governors Forum has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a unique gift to the country, for his tenacity and patriotism in his service to his fatherland.
The Governors also said the Vice President’s deep passion for the liberation of the poor through strategic empowerment programmes that have created jobs for many Nigerians.
The Forum in a message as the Vice President marks his 63rd birthday(8th March, 2020, through its Chairman and Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong, signed by his Director Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Simon Macham, made available to journalists in Jos.
Lalong said, “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a unique gift to Nigeria as he has been tenacious and patriotic in his service to the country and the upliftment of it’s people.
“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”.
He added that, “The vice President 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 Chairman also highlighted the Vice President’s deep passion for the liberation of the poor through strategic empowerment programmes that have created jobs for many Nigerians and increased the quantity, quality and capacity of Micro-Medium and Small Scale Enterprises.
Lalong also said that the Northern Governors Forum in particular has enjoyed cordial working relationship with the Vice President 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, 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.