Some may see the last minute replacement of President Buhari, aka PMB, with his Vice President, Professor Osinbajo as a slight on the good people of Lagos. Yet in many ways it was a worthy visit by a truly worthy son of the soil. The tribalists might of course insist that the Vice President is actually an Ogun State indigene. But he was born at the Creek Hospital in Lagos, and attended Corona Primary school in Lagos. Afterwards, he went on to Igbobi College, before his first degree in Unilag. Can you really be more ‘Lagos’ than the VP?!
…continues to make great strides within the presidency. He has slowly grown in stature from the early days of this administration. This was when reports coming from Abuja claimed that the VP was being sidelined. Today, it is quite the contrary, as the VP is in fact the de facto head of PMB’s government.
It is important to know which areas of the economy the VP will be focusing on. This should allow entrepreneurs and residents to key into his focus and timetable. From indications, there are 2 major areas of concern to the VP – power (electricity), and youth employment. Interestingly, these areas of concern are managed directly from his office at the Presidency.
As if to buttress the point, the VP will be heading to Zambia from Lagos to represent the country at the 51st Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank. Here, he will speak first on jobs for the African youths. He will also participate in the AGM’s African Leaders Roundtable on Energy and Climate Change.
The VP sounded like a true Lagosian when he declared in Lagos that: “now the state was being governed by the same party as the federal government, there should be no excuse for Lagos not to get the support it deserves from the federal government; Lagos State must benefit even more than before”.
Professor Osinbajo inaugurated the newly constructed rescue units of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency in Oshodi, Cappa, and the Ago Palace Way in Isolo.