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“Buhari takes me like a brother and son than a Vice President” – Osinbajo



"Buhari takes me like a brother and son than a Vice President" - Osinbajo

Photo credit; Facebook – @ProfessorYemiOsinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo today gave some glimpses into the personal and official relationships he has shared with President Muhammadu Buhari.

On a visit to Katsina to launch the state’s Micro, Small and Medium Scale  Enterprises Clinic, Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that the President had been treating him as a brother and son.

He stated that the responsibilities Buhari gave him are proofs that he seriously believes that we can live as brothers in this country.

The Acting President who earlier paid a visit to the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, also spoke about his close relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari at the palace reception.

One of the reasons why I feel very much at home in Katsina State is because this is the State of our President, President Muhammadu Buhari, who has taken me more like a brother; in fact sometimes more like a son than a Vice President.”

He commended the Government and people of Katsina State for being a role model in terms of peaceful co-existence of all ethnic tribes and religions in the State.

At the launch of the Katsina State’s MSMES Clinic,  Osinbajo averred that the Federal Government’s newly launched Economic Recovery & Growth Plan (EGRP) places high premium on the nation’s capacity to grow it’s export potentials rather than continue on the unsustainable path of total dependence on import.

He said the focus of the Plan is to develop “the capacity of Nigerians to do everything that we need internally; to become a net exporter of the various things that we are importing today.”

Explaining Federal Government’s reason for the inauguration of the MSMEs Clinics that is now going round major cities in the country, Prof Osinbajo stated that it was designed to give small businesses the opportunity to meet with the industry regulators, to talk to them and to hear their problems.

He explained that the idea of the MSMES clinics which he has personally attended for the fourth time now is the Buhari administration’s effort to close the gap between MSMES and relevant FG regulatory agencies like NAFDAC, CAC, SON, BOI, FIRS and others and ensure that those agencies become facilitators of businesses not obstacles to business development.

Prof Osinbajo who declared the MSMEs Clinic open in absential of the President due to a follow-up on his medicals,  was accompanied to Katsina by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar, Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler and Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.

Source: NAN


  1. Author Unknown

    May 12, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Endearing as that may sound, it’s actually quite disrespectful. We need him to treat you like his Vice-President.

    • Agu

      May 12, 2017 at 5:14 am

      you dont have to be too anal about his statement factually he treat him like a vice president but he is saying that its much more

    • Author Unknown

      May 12, 2017 at 6:07 am

      @ Agu. I hear you, but reading this part “He stated that the responsibilities Buhari gave him are proofs that he seriously believes that we can live as brothers in this country.” got me wondering if the VP is somehow pleasantly surprised that the President would entrust him with certain things, being that they don’t share the same ethnicity or religion. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but I refuse to be a simpleton. Lol.

    • jumbo

      May 12, 2017 at 9:57 am

      My exact same thought….

  2. FasholasLover

    May 12, 2017 at 7:50 am

    “He stated that the responsibilities Buhari gave him are proofs that he seriously believes that we can live as brothers in this country” Gibberish! You are the freaking VP and now Acting President man! Stop being so subservient. U are grovelling. Don’t !

  3. newbie

    May 12, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. In trying to portray a close relationship between the president and himself, Mr Osinbajo has just unwittingly dropped himself in it. That he is a token and must be grateful for being entrusted with responsibility instead of left twiddling his thumbs. That somehow if you are family or like family to your boss, you will get on better. What is wrong with being treated like a VP? Brown-nosing is such a disease. KMT.

  4. Whatever

    May 12, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Nigerians are just mischievous to say the least. let’s not act like this is America where things are defined, where structures are in place. we live in society where emotions play a major role in all aspects of the society. If the guy is saying that a man of another ethnic group and religion has a fondness for him, it’s a major achievement and a good place to start

  5. Lacey

    May 12, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Osinbanjo is sounding very unprofessional! Who cares whether he treats you like his mother or father!
    Nigerians want solutions not gibberish!!!

    Solve problems, Nigerians are tired of APC’s lackadaisical approach to the sufferings going on in the country!!!
    We don’t give a darn on you and PMB’s relationship!!!

  6. Godwin

    May 12, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Guys, The Vice President in any country is perhaps the weakest position in government. Your Principal, the President can render you surplus to requirements if he fancies as Obadanjo proved with Atiku in the later years of his administration. In a nutshell the Vice President serves at the behest of the President.

    The Vice President is well aware that the President has the right and power to render him redundant if he so Chooses and for this he is greatful that Buhari hadn’t taken that path.

    Shall we for once quit acting so ignorant.?Stop being to eager to comment on subjects you are not adequately equipped to comment on.

    • Boss

      May 12, 2017 at 10:50 am

      @Godwin You are stupid. Can you not express your view without insulting people who don’t share your views. Pretending to be intelligent when u are obviously not. Tolerance is a mark of intelligence you know.

    • LemmeRant

      May 12, 2017 at 11:37 am

      @Godwin, thanks for this.

      I wonder why people don’t realize this. The vice President is at the mercy of the President, that’s how the system has been designed. The President if willing can decide to block out the VP from every decision and reduce him to a poster boy. Most eben go for a very weak VP to make things like that easier.

      Osibanjo has been actively involved in Nigeria’s policies from day 1, even before the health of the President came into question. Point is that Buhari didn’t need to involve him as much and there’s nothing he can do about it. In fact if a President wills it, then his Chief of Staff has much more power than him, this has never been the case for Osibanjo, compare him to the likes of Sambo, Atiku, Good luck(before yaraduas death) and you’ll see how critical his role has been, but the point is: Buhari is not obliged to involve him as much unless he is in no position to lead the country.

      As for our madam @Boss, two words:
      Insecure Hypocrite

    • NK

      May 12, 2017 at 11:43 am

      @Mr. Rant, confused much. Always ranting.

    • Meg

      May 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      But he rendered him redundant, he just started being relevant because of PMB’s sicknesses.

  7. Noms

    May 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

    …and the VP treats PMB with so much respect as his father…ok.

  8. Mummybobo

    May 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Make una fear Yoruba man period!!!!!!!!!

  9. Tee

    May 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    They only see/speak clearly through tribal goggles. Hmmmmm

  10. jessica

    May 12, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    soro niyen!!! @osibajo

  11. Theresa Doghor

    May 12, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    You are the VP.
    Full stop.

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