Nigerian Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said despite the current harsh economic conditions in the country, there was hope for Nigeria.
According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo gave the assurance while granting audience to a delegation of the Muslim Lawyers Association at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The vice-president cited the N500bn Social Investment Programme already provided for in the 2016 budget as one of the strategies put in place by the present administration to energise the economy and deal with poverty.
“We are here at this time because that is the will of God to deliver the goods and do the right things for this country. It is very interesting the situation we find ourselves, but there is great hope,” he said.
He stated that the present administration was committed to building a united country.
Osinbajo added that Nigerians must fight corruption, which he noted was responsible for the current situation of things in the country.
According to him, if left unchallenged, corruption will worsen the situation.