President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society.
The president made his feelings known when he hosted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal Government agencies and institutions to a breaking of fast at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Buhari said he is upset with the level of poverty in the land even as he challenged the elite to do something very urgent to ameliorate the pathetic situation.
According to the president, already the federal government has introduced people friendly programmes like the school feeding and `Trader Money’ to alleviate the hardship being experienced by the less-privileged individuals across the country.
President Buhari also used the moment to commend the vice president for successfully managing the school feeding and `trader money’ programmes.
Vice President Osinbajo, who spoke on behalf of the members of the cabinet, thanked the president for inviting them, both Muslims and Christians, to the breaking of fast with him.
According to Professor Osibajo, regardless of ethnic and religion affiliations, Nigerians must continue to be their brothers’ keepers and must work towards building a united nation.
The Vice president however, condemned some politicians, who he said are bent on dividing the people along ethno-religious lines.