Saturday 17 October 2015

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo urges Nigerians to build bridges of unity

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday called on Nigerians to build bridges of unity in spite of their religious, ethnic or political party affiliations for the survival of the country.

Osinbajo gave the charge in his remark at the Thanks Giving Service in honour of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, at the ECWA Church, Wuse II, Abuja.

The vice president extolled the virtues of simplicity and humility of the SGF describing him as a man who brought great sense of humour and simplicity to the State House.
“Lawal has been known for his loyalty and forthrightness and his appointment was a reward for that. One thing he has brought to Aso Rock, which used to be a formal place, is a great sense of humour and simplicity,’’ he said.
Osinbajo said that Lawal was also known for fighting for the causes of others.

He congratulated the SGF for the honour that had been done to him by the appointment, adding that he was one who kept his friends, which he said was the attribute and the sort of convictions that the nation needs today.
“It is a conviction that cuts across tribe, religion and a conviction that refuses to play politics with religion or tribe understanding that that diversity is the strength that God has given us.
“The more we emphasise our unity than diversity, the more we need to cross bridges of religion and tribe the better it is for our country,’’ said the vice president.

He said the APC represented the coming together of Christians and Muslims as well as the coming together of different tribes.

Going spiritual, Osinbajo said that God created everyone equal not on the basis of religion or tribe and He loves all in spite of one’s faults and problems.

Osinbanjo said that Nigerians should be excited about the composition of those in government due to their high level of spirituality, noting that by honouring God, the SGF had drawn himself and office nearer to God.

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