- The vice president has assured Nigerians that they will survive the despair and pain of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Yemi Osinbajo believes that very soon the deadly pandemic will be defeated
- The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented hardship and disruptions to economies across the world
As the country continues to battle the deadly virus called coronavirus, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that Nigerians will survive the despair, pain, and other consequences associated with the pandemic.
Osinbajo noted that though COVID-19 has caused unprecedented hardship and disruptions to economies across the world, he believes that by the grace of God, very soon, the pandemic will be defeated.
The vice president disclosed this in a message sent to the 11th Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Abuja Diocese, themed: Building a Sure Foundation.
According to Osinbajo, the Nigerian economy is facing its worst period in history. He explained that the country is earning 40% less because oil prices have fallen and today few can afford to pay taxes.
Speaking further, the vice president noted that everything is being shaken by the greatest global threat to mankind in a century, adding that every region of the world is experiencing an unprecedented slowdown in growth.
He also said Christians must, however, put their hopes in Christ Jesus, noting that only in God’s name, can the present situation be overturned.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian presidency accused faceless persons of spreading false reports about Osinbajo through some unknown bloggers.
Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to vice-president, made the accusation on Monday, July 13, during an Instagram live session with Dele Momodu of Ovation Magazine.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng, Akande said the fake reports were aimed at distracting the vice-president from focusing on his job.
He, however, stated that Osinbajo remains focussed on delivering on his job despite facing campaign of calumny by these faceless persons.
In other news, the vice president has said that the anti-graft war by the current administration is facing resistance from some suspected corrupt individuals.
Osinbajo made the disclosure on Tuesday, July 14, at the 20th anniversary Africa regional webinar of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The vice president said corrupt people always fight back because they have the resources to do so.