- The presidency has reacted to rumour about Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's whereabouts
- Osinbajo's spokesperson, Laolu Akande, declared on Saturday, May 9, that his boss is hale and working
- Akande, however, urged Nigerians to disregard the rumour about the vice president
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Following the circulation of fake news making the round in some social media platforms about the whereabouts of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the presidency has declared that the country's number two citizen is hale and hearty.
Legit.ng reports that while speaking on his official Instagram handle, on Saturday, May 9, the spokesman of the vice president, Laolu Akande urged Nigerians to "continue to ignore professional conduits, who share fictions about the whereabouts of the president and the vice - president.
"The critical mass of our people see both the president and the VP regularly on TV, hear them on radio, read from them in the press and observe their activities regularly on the social media." he said.
He also pointed attention to the ongoing activities of the president and the vice president.
The VP's spokesman recalled that the video conferencing meeting chaired by the vice president on Thursday, May 7, was on the presidential power reform.
The meeting also had in attendance, the governor of Kaduna, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, and Zainab Ahmed, the ministers of power and finance respectively, as well as the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, and other government officials who discussed on how to expand electricity in the country.
Sharing photos of the VP and some of his engagements during the week, the spokesman said: "With my boss, the vice president last night (Friday) in his office, reviewing some events of the week. The work goes on, and Nigeria will surely prevail. We shall do it together," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following the fight against coronavirus that has been ravaging the country, Osinbajo said that the massive population in Nigeria constitutes a challenge in the battle against the prevailing pandemic.
It was reported that Osinbajo disclosed this at a virtual conference entitled “How Africa’s Informal Sector Reacts to COVID-19”, organized by Africa.come on Wednesday, April 29, in Abuja.
The vice president went on to explain that the ability to manage the issues in the smaller measure through the states is an advantage that enabled authorities to reassess responses.
In a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Osinbajo said the nation has the advantage of being able to manage problems in smaller measures because Nigeria operates a federation.
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