Given the challenges that hindered the country’s development across different sectors over the years, only a long period of honest and truthful leadership committed to the welfare of Nigerians can guarantee a prosperous future for the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said on Friday.
Osinbajo said this during a courtesy call on the Emir of Kaltungo, Dr Saleh Muhammad.
“I want to emphasize that the reason why we believe that a second term is important, is because it is necessary for our country to have a long period of honest and truthful leadership. The problem of our country has never been ideas or projects. It is honest leadership that has always been the problem.
“By 2050, Nigeria will be the third most populous nation of the world, third after China and India. If our leaders steal money the way they have been stealing money over the past years, millions of Nigerians will be dying all over the place because then the population will be more than what we have today.
“So, it is important for Nigeria to have a period of honest leadership, that is why we are determined to tell the Nigerian people everywhere we go that the next elections are about the future of our country. Our country must have an honest, righteous leadership, a man who will not allow the money to be stolen,” he said.
The Vice President commended the leadership of the emirate for service to the country and its people, saying “It is your type of leadership that is required, not just educated, but forthright and committed to doing the things that are right for the people.”