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2023 Presidency: I Will Complete What We Started – Says Osinbajo; Makes Ten Promises

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has listed some challenges he intends to fix if he emerges as the president of the country in 2023

Recall that Osinbajo officially declared his presidential bid in a video posted on his Twitter handle on Monday.

With this, he is expected to jostle for the All Progressives Congress 2023 presidential ticket against the Minister of Information and Culture, Bola Tinubu; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

The Vice President made 10 promises to Nigerians if allowed to rule the country. He said his experiences, insights, and opportunities would be used for Nigeria and Nigerians.

“If by the grace of God and the will of the people, I am given the opportunity, then I believe that first, we must complete what we have started:

“Radically transforming our security and intelligence architecture, completing the reform of our justice system focusing on adequate remuneration and welfare of judicial personnel, ensuring justice for all and the observance of rule of law, rapidly advancing our infrastructure development, especially power, roads, railways and broadband connectivity.”

He also listed, “Providing an excellent environment for businesses to thrive, taking the agriculture revolution to the next level especially mechanization and developing the farm to table value chain, making sure that the government, its agencies and regulators serve the business community, creating a tech economy that will provide jobs for millions; enhancing our Social Investment Programme to a full-scale social welfare scheme, completing the promise of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within this decade, completing the task of ensuring that all Nigerians, male and female, attend school, reforming our educational system for relevance to the challenges of this century.

He also listed, “Completing the task of universal health coverage for all, and strengthening the capacity of States and Local Governments to deliver on their respective mandates.

“Above all, front and centre of our efforts will be the provision of jobs and opportunities for our young people.”

He, therefore, sought the support of Nigerians “everywhere, young and old, male and female, in the great and exciting journey ahead of him”.

Osinbajo said, “We will, working together, establish by the grace of God, the Nigeria of our dreams in a few short years. We will build on the foundation laid by our predecessors. We will need to move, with much speed, intentionality, and perseverance, towards the vision of a prosperous, stable, and secure nation.

“I am convinced beyond doubt that we have the creativity, the courage, the talent, and the resources to be the foremost black nation on earth. Let us now birth the expectations of greatness conceived generations before us.

“Let us build a Nigeria where the man from Nnewi sees the man in Gusau as his brother, where the woman in Warri sees the woman in Jalingo as her sister, where the love of our nation burns alike in the hearts of boys and girls from Gboko to Yenogoa. Where everywhere, in this land, is home for everyone, where our diversities, tribes and faiths unite, rather than divide us.

“Let our tribes become one tribe; the Nigerian tribe, where all are treated fairly, justly and with respect. Where all are given equal access to the abundant opportunities that God has bestowed on this nation. It’s time.”

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