- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has warned the international communities against criticizing Nigeria's economy and insecurity without understanding its geographical and population size
- The professor said, for instance, Borno state is bigger, in terms of landmass, than UK and Sweden together or UK and Denmark
- Osinbajo added that atleast about 10 state's GDPs in Nigeria are bigger than some African countries
FCT, Abuja - Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of Nigeria, said it is wrong to compare Nigerian economic realities with that of smaller African countries.
According to the vice president, no less than 10 Nigerian states’ GDPs are bigger than those countries, The Punch reported.
Osinbajo said the report of insecurity coming out of the country did not reflect the reality of the entire country, which is too vast in landmass.
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Understand Nigeria's landmass, population before condemnation - Osinbajo tells international communities
He called on the international community to first understand Nigeria's population and geographical size for them to grasp the complexity and enormity of its nuanced challenges.
The vice president made this known in a statement on Sunday, August 28, signed by his special assistant on media and publicity, Laolu Akande.
The professor made the argument during a question and answer session he had with a group of Harvard Business School students who visited him on Friday at the presidential villa in Abuja.
The students were said to be on an African excursion and engaged the VP on leadership, faith, spirituality and government policies on education, health, economic and national image, to mention a few.
“For instance, Borno State is about the size of the whole of the United Kingdom plus Sweden or Denmark. So, when it is reported that there is violence in Nigeria, it is probably an incident in one remote area of the country, and many people in Abuja and Lagos may hear about it on social media, such is the size of this country,” the statement reads in part.
Pinch of tragedy as African country where coffin business is booming is revealed
In other news, legit.ng has revealed that 5 years of war have thrown a once bubble Bamenda, a Cameroonian city, into a peace-begging city.
Due to the war, Bamenda city is now a place of death, and the only means of livelihood appeared to be selling coffins.
The war is strictly between the English-speaking people and mainly the French-speaking government.