Buhari makes farewell broadcast today
• Osinbajo Sent Forth By Staff Members
President Muhammadu Buhari will today make a farewell broadcast as President and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
President Buhari’s tenure of eight years ends tomorrow after a handing over ceremony slated to hold at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
This comes as outgoing Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, stated that his desire to make Nigeria better, alongside President Buhari, in the last eight years, was the reason he specifically hired those who have the desire to fix Nigeria.
Prof Osinbajo stated this in his remarks at a valedictory dinner organised in his honour by the staff of the Office of the Vice President in Abuja.
The Vice President was accompanied to the dinner by his wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, whom the Vice President described as “my most potent weapon.”
According to Osinbajo, “I’m honoured to have worked with such incredible people; everyone put in exceptional hard work. I personally interviewed most of you that worked with me. I wanted people who had a heart for this country, a genuine love and concern about the progress of this nation.”
“Eight years have gone by very quickly, I must say. Here we are today a few days to the inauguration. There are many great experiences, great things that have happened and I’m glad we’ve come this far.”
Commending the staff for their dedication and patriotism, Osinbajo expressed gratitude to them for their support throughout the eight years of the Buhari Administration.
He was also presented with gifts at the dinner event, including hand written valedictory notes from staff members.
Highlighting the country’s potential to become a world leader in different sectors, the Vice President said, “the story of our country is a story of incredible talents, everywhere you turn, you will find talents.”
He conceded that there are some tensions, and challenges, “but we must not give up. We mustn’t be despondent or discouraged by any challenge or circumstance.
This country is so precious and our people talented, so much that we can bless the entire world.”