- Many Nigerians are still celebrating the country's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as he turns 64 today
- Among those celebrating Osinbajo are those who work with him closely at the Presidential Villa
- Laolu Akande, the spokesperson to the vice president, celebrated his boss with kind words and insight into his leadership skills
As Nigerians celebrate Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who turns 64 on Monday, March 8, his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, has shared insights into his leadership qualities in a statement on Sunday, March 7, seen by Legit.ng.
Akande said with the kind of relationship that exists between President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo, the vice president has demonstrated that good leaders are first good followers.
“The professor has effortlessly and managed quite comfortably to connect with the younger people and his messages easily resonate with them.
“Even his peers and in many instances those older than him also find him exemplary, all you need to do is to review what many of these or those ahead of him have said about him publicly.”
Meanwhile, a group comprising friends and associates of VP Osinbajo under the aegis of “Friends of Prof,” has announced the commencement of the 2021 edition of its empowerment programme with an expansion in the scope of the programme.
The group disclosed this in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, March 6, while calling on young Nigerians to leverage the opportunity created by it.
It will be recalled that as part of events lined up for Osinbajo's 63rd birthday last year, 100 young entrepreneurs received grants of N1 million each to help grow and advance their businesses, among other incubator support services from the group.
In a related development, a pan-Nigerian coalition, the Building the Future Forum is set to honour VP Osinbajo with a special public lecture in commemoration of his 64th birthday on Monday, March 8.
Legit.ng gathered that the public lecture will be delivered by respected economist and managing director of Financial Derivatives, Bismarck Rewane.
The event which is currently taking place is ongoing at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, via zoom and other online platforms.
Recall that the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, on Wednesday, March 3, conferred on VP Osinbajo, a special award of the ‘Defender of Faith’.
The award was conferred on VP Osinbajo at the 16th Biennial Delegate Conference of the PFN held at the Michael Okpara Square in Enugu state.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.