Vice President Yemi Osinbajo promised his uncompromised loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria News reports that rumors of a division in the presidency have emerged after the recent replacement of the economic management group led by Osinbajo by the Economic Advisory Council (EWC) with the mandate to report directly to Buhari.
We recall that the President also eliminated some agencies under the supervision of the Vice President.
The agencies removed from the supervision of Osinbajo includes: the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), National Boundary Commission (NBC), Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), National Council on Privatisation (NCP) and the Social Investments Programmes (SIP).
But in a magazine entitled “This is Nigeria” and circulated at the Independence Day dinner, October 1, 2019, Tuesday evening, in the former State House banquet hall, Abuja, Osinbajo downplayed reports of any cracks .
The Vice President’s message with the title “Loyalty Without Compromise” was on page 15 of the Special International Edition of Brands magazine, which is the official magazine of the President’s Next Level Agenda, the Ninth Assembly and One Nigeria, locally and internationally.
The message reads “Vice President Yemi Osibanjo Commemorates With Nigerians On The 59th Anniversary Celebration, While Pledging His Loyalty To President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This day means everything to us as a people, because it is our day of freedom. Let me first congratulate my Boss, President, Muhammadu Buhari, His Excellency, Ahmed Bola Tinubu our National Leader, Dr. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, First Lady and mother of the nation.
“Also, I celebrate every Nigerian out there on the street trying to make ends meet, not forgetting those who stand out in different areas of human endeavours, home and abroad.
“Fellow Nigerians, be rest assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is totally committed to his promises and the Next Level Agenda. He is he best Boss and I find it thrilling to serve Nigeria under him.
“It is only responsible of me to give my unwavering loyalty to President Buhari and Nigeria as I promise to stand by him, while contributing my quota at all times to the growth of Nigeria.
“I call on all well-meaning Nigerians to queue behind President Buhari as he leads us to build a stronger bigger and greater Nigeria.”