According to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, the N500B Social Investment programmes of the Buhari presidency is a means to energize the economy and deal with issues of poverty in the country.
Osinbajo while receiving a delegation of the Muslim Lawyers Association at the Presidential Villa, said the social investment programmes would train people, create jobs, feed school children from homegrown farming and grant soft loans to traders, artisans and market women.
“All these are ways and means of energising the economy and deal with some of the harshest problems like 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.”
The Vice President said both the president and himself are committed to a new united Nigeria that would be united across otherwise divisive lines be it ethnic or religious.
He added that Nigerians must fight corruption which is responsible for the current situation of things in the country, stressing that if it is not challenged, corruption would worsen the situation.
He further said that as a people “we should never be divided on religion and ethnicity, everyone is free to practice their own faith. When we come together as a people we must advance the interest of our nation.”
The President of the Muslim Lawyers Association, Dr. Kamal Alhaji Daud praised both the president and the vice president pledging the association’s support in the fight against corruption and also prayed for wisdom and strength for the Buhari presidency.