Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said it is illogical to assess the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari in just a few days in office.
He expressed optimism that with the path that the President had taken, he would meet the expectations of Nigerians.
Osinbajo said this at the 33rd Holy Ghost Convention of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan on Sunday, where the General Overseer, Bishop Wale Oke ministered.
While acknowledging that winning the election was only a step among many, Osinbajo said a lot had to be done to bring the desired change Nigerians voted for.
He added, “I think that the nation has high expectations and I know that things are just getting better by the day. I believe that by the grace of God, all of those expectations and beyond will be met. So, we are looking forward to more exciting times and great things for this nation.
“We can’t talk about a policy direction in one year but am sure you heard the President’s speech on the economy and what to expect in the next few days. I hope we all heard what we’ve said about the economy especially what we intend to do in the area of agriculture, infrastructure, power, roads; so much has to be done. A lot of work to be done in the next few months, so we will see a lot.”
He recalled that when he was nominated as Buhari’s running mate, a lot of issues were brought up about religion and ethnicity, noting that several men of God were eager to hear from him why he accepted to run.
Osinbajo stated, “A meeting of men of God was called by Bishop Oke and they wanted to understand why it was that I was running for office and they wanted to ask questions about the threat of Islamisation. They needed answers.
“After I answered the questions, they began to support the effort. They decided that they have heard enough and they were convinced that what the Lord was about to do was something that will make a difference in this country.
“I am happy they have not been disappointed. God fulfilled the promise and we won the election.
“Winning an election and being the Vice President is nothing. The most important thing is that God has said that we must be the light of the world. All the accolades and prestige of my office cannot compare with the duty that God has given us to be true disciples.
“I pray that God will help me and the President to truly do the work. With the prayers of Nigerians, we will see a change, prosperity and all of us will enjoy this nation.”