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Buhari ready to embark on all-party cooperation – Osinbajo


President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to embark on all-party cooperation in his second term to better the lives of the masses, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo…

President Muhammadu Buhari is ready to embark on all-party cooperation in his second term to better the lives of the masses, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday.

Osinbajo, who stated this during the induction for governor-elect, organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) at the Conference Centre of the State House, said all states will be treated fairly and equitably, irrespective of party affiliations.

“I have the President’s mandate to say that the Federal Government stands ready to embark on this historic all-party cooperation to better the lives of all our citizens.

“First, please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election victories.  I reiterate that my congratulations are heartfelt, even to the PDP governors who are present here and all the governors from other parties,” he said.

“Of over 200 million people, the nation elects one President and one Vice President, 36 Governors and 36 deputies, altogether 74 Nigerians, in all 74 men and women out of 200 million people. We are so specially privileged and so enormously fortunate that our people choose us among so many other millions to lead them.

“This tremendous privilege which leadership thrusts upon us also comes with grave responsibilities. Those responsibilities are multiplied by the fact that most of our people are extremely poor. Large numbers are unable to afford good healthcare and malnutrition remains a major problem. Children in many of our States run the risk of being permanently mentally stunted because they are malnourished,” he said.

The vice president also said states must earn more in their Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to be able to pay the new N30,000 minimum wage.

 

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