The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), said that the challenges Nigeria is currently facing as a nation are not insurmountable but are stepping stones to a great future.
Osinbajo said this in a statement on Sunday during the thanksgiving/interdenominational service held in Owerri, Imo State, to commemorate the one year in office of Governor Hope Uzodimma.
The Vice-President, who delivered the felicitations of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to Uzodinma and the people of the state, also noted that faithful service to the people in public office remained a way of honouring God who gave the opportunity in the first place to leaders.
This is according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, titled ‘Nigeria’s challenges are stepping stones to a great future.’
Osinbajo was quoted as saying, “Let me say that despite the challenges our nation faces, by the grace of God, we, the Nigerian people, are more than able to surmount them. So, I say to you, people of Imo and the great people of Nigeria; yes, we have work to do; yes, we have much to repair, but we are undaunted.
“The problems we see today are the stepping stones to our great future. We are, by the grace of God, mightier than our challenges.”
Osinbajo said the Federal Government had improved the country’s healthcare sector, adding that the apex government had also provided huge funds for road rehabilitation, market development and other developmental programmes.