- Cute photos of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo as they interacted with children has surfaced online
- Laolu Akande who is Osinbajo's spokesman shared the pictures as Nigeria marks Children's Day on Thursday, May 27
- The Nigerian leaders hosted students from the Northeast Children’s Learning Centre in Maiduguri, Borno state
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo hosted 10 students at the State House, Abuja as the country celebrates the 2021 Children’s Day.
It was gathered that the students represented 546 others from the Northeast Children’s Learning Centre in Maiduguri, Borno state.
This was made known in a statement made available to Legit.ng on Thursday, May 27.
According to Osinbajo, the progress of the children has been closely monitored because both he and the president believe their context gives a beautiful opportunity to prove that we can educate and empower kids to the highest level.
He went on to note that the centre was set up in 2017 by the NGO North East Children's Trust, a private sector-led initiative, to nurture, renew and empower kids made vulnerable by the conflict in the northeast.
The vice president while noting that from the cusp of democracy to an assurance of lofty dreams, these kids share and represent an inspiring and immersive story, urged the Nigerian children to fly.
Report insinuates Osinbajo is Sick
A report by an online news site had claimed that Osinbajo's presence at the hospital created "unexplained tension" and "raised questions as to the reason the number two citizen was there."
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However, Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant on media and publicity, debunked the report in a tweet seen by Legit.ng on Monday, May 24.
Contrary to the insinuations in the report filed by Sahara Reporters, Akande said the vice president was at the Lagos hospital for his medical check-up "like he does annually".