President Muhammadu Buhari has been treating Acting President Yemi Osinbajo like his son since they started working together two years ago.
Osinbajo let the public into this father-son relationship yesterday at the launch of Katsina State’s MSMES Clinic during his one-day official vist to President Buhari’s home state.
At the ceremony were owners of small scale businesses and stakeholders from the public and private sectors.
Reflecting on the personal and official relationships between him and the President, Osinbajo said: “The President has been treating me as a brother. In fact, the President has taken me as a son in the way he treats me.
“Going by the amount of responsibilities President Buhari has given me; it shows that he seriously believes that we can live as brothers in this country.
“He seriously believes in the unity of Nigeria. I pray the Lord will preserve our President to continue to lead us just as the nation has voted him to do.” he said.
Osinbajo said President Buhari believed that Nigeria’s capacity is limitless in terms of what it can produce.
He said: “When he gave the 2017 budget speech in December 2016, the President said the central vision of our government is to grow everything that we would eat and to make everything we would use.”
Prof. Osinbajo explined that the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery & Growth Plan (EGRP) places high premium on the nation’s capacity to grow its 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.”