- Nigerians have been urged to uphold unity and selfless service in a bid to bring about national development
- The call was made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former heads of state like General Yakubu Gowon and General Abdulsalami Abubakar
- The vice president gave the advice during the dedication of Owa Ofokutu (Memorial) Ecumenical Centre (OOFEC), in Ilesa, Osun on Saturday, November 30
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on Nigerians to uphold selflessness, which, according to him, will bring about nation-building and development for the country.
Osinbajo said this in the company of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and former heads of state like General Yakubu Gowon and General Abdulsalami Abubakar during the dedication of Owa Ofokutu (Memorial) Ecumenical Centre (OOFEC), in Ilesa, Osun state on Saturday, November 30.
The vice president urged Nigerians to use their wealth to serve God by engaging in philanthropic endeavours and positively impacting the lives of fellow citizens.
The OOFEC was built and donated by Professor Debo Adeyemi, a member of the royal family of Owa Ofokutu, the paramount ruler of Ijesa land from 1842-1856.
On his part, the former Nigerian leader, Abubakar, referred to Adeyemi's gesture as very “phenomenal and worthwhile”.
Moreover, during the inauguration ceremony for the centre, Governor Oyetola called on Nigerians to pay more attention to what can unite the country.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that following the perceived lingering crisis between Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari, a former presidential aide, Umar Sani, had said that the number two citizen might soon be stripped off of his constitutional duties.
In an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, Sani, who was a former senior special assistant to ex-vice president Namadi Sambo, said some of the events that unfolded in the last few days pointed to the fact that Osinbajo has been cowed by some powerful people in the Aso Villa.
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