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Ex-militants Praise Osinbajo on maturity, peace moves


National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-Agitators (NCNDE-A) has described the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as a quintessential leader whose loyalty to his boss, the ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, is legendary and worthy of emulation by contemporary leaders in Africa.

The national President of the group, Eshanekpe Israel aka Akpodoro, stated this in a chat with our correspondent Tuesday as he noted that the Acting President since the departure of the President for medical leave abroad has displayed weird loyalty to his boss in solidarity to the Nigerian people stressing that such selfless display of statesmanship devoid of grandstanding was alien to the country’s political system adding that Prof. Osinbajo has cushioned the would-have-been effects of the President’s absence by tackling the business of governance head on without let or hindrance.

He noted that the business of governance as administered by the second-in-command has been successfully carried out with diligence and sense of purpose saying his visit to the Niger Delta yielded bountiful results as against the expectations of those he describe as fifth columnists who don’t wish the country comes out of the current economic debacle.

The ex-militant leader stated that Nigerians are not oblivious of his remarkable progress in steering the ship of the state to success noting that from the moment he cut short his participation at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland to at the wake of the president’s trip abroad, he has not faltered a bit in governance which he stressed goes to show that he has superlative leadership qualities capable of uniting the country and setting it in the path of greatness.

The group listed the achievements of Osinbajo to include the disbursement of N375m for the commencement of the feeding of 677, 476 primary school pupils in five states in accordance with the campaign promises All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Nigerian people.

In the area of security Akpodoro noted that the Acting President has successively kick started the machinery for peace in the Niger Delta region by revealing the desire of the Federal Government to establish modular refineries in the Delta region to carry people along which said would boost the economy of region.

Additionally, the Coalition said the Acting President signed to law seven bills within the short period the president was away noting that such step was commendable stressing that were it not for the proactiveness of the professor of law who sent the name of Justice Walter Onnoghen to the National Assembly for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and it’s foot soldiers would have “made a mountain out of a mole hill.”

He called on the people of Niger Delta in particular and Nigeria in general to pray while awaiting the return of President Buhari and do not relent in their support for the APC administration noting that the current economic reality shall soon be a thing of the past stressing the hardship was brought upon the nation by the PDP which he said looted the country into recession questioning, “how can a country looted by people like Andrew Yakubu, Sambo Dasuki, Deziani-Madueke, Musliu Obanikoro, Bala Mohammed amongst many others not go into recession?”

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