He made this known while delivering the Keynote speech at The Platform – a policy and governance forum. The theme of the event was “The Nigerian Economy”.
Osinbajo began his speech by praising Nigerians’ innovative feats in various fields, especially in recent times.
“Last year Oluyinka Olutoye, a Nigerian surgeon successfully took out a baby from her mother’s womb, operated on the womb, and put the baby back in. The baby was carried full term and was born naturally — a feat previously unheard of. Only last year, a Nigerian girl Morolake Akinosun won a gold medal at the Olympics. Last Saturday, a Nigerian boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua won the WBA, becoming the boxing champion of the world,” Osinbajo said.
He also described Nigerian-cooked jollof rice as “the best in the world”.
“…And by the way, we all know that Nigerian jollof rice is the best, we beat the Ghanaians and the Senegalese hands down,” Osinbajo said.
Osinbajo spoke on the federal government’s plan to shift from a one-resource (crude oil) economy to a more diversified economy.
He spoke on the impact of corruption on the Nigerian economy.
Other key points:
We’ve been able to remove 58,000 ghost workers thereby saving N92Billion
Our aim is to create 1,000,000 more Jobs by 2020.
Lagos and Kano are our biggest commercial locations in the country.
The revenue service is now incorporated into the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Corruption is not only about stealing money but also includes bad policy decisions.
We are focusing on how to make ease of doing Business in Nigeria better.
There must be a cost effective tariff in the power sector.
We are growing the digital and Innovation sector.
We are Promoting Innovation hubs in the 6 geo-political zones of the Country
Our population is young and creative. We have one of the best people in the world.
Our population is young and vibrant. You are no longer leaders of the future because the future is already here.
Watch the speech below: