Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the current economic downturn in Nigeria would surely make the people act right, assuring that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency would ensure that the Nigerian people benefit from the resources of the nation.
Osinbajo spoke during a courtesy call on him by the Australian Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary, African Branch, Mr. Mathew Neuhaus who was accompanied by the country’s High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. Paul Lehmann.
“it is a difficult time, but we think it is an excellent opportunity to do right by the people so that our people are able to get the benefit of the nation’s resources,” he said.
He however noted that the presidency was making appreciable effects in the areas of security, governance, anti-corruption and the economy. According to him, there had been a liberalization of the oil and gas’ downstream sector and that the flexible foreign exchange policy recently put in place would encourage foreign investment adding that “we are looking forward to the benefits of the new foreign exchange policy.”