Groups Condemn Nnia Nwodo’s Speech Against Prof. Osinbajo
- Igbo Solidarity Forum Condemns Nnia Nwodo’s Speech Against Prof. Osinbajo,
- Buhari Osinbajo Solidarity Front, BOSF, Cautions Him To Apologise In The National Dallies
The so called Igbo solidarity Forum in a press release signed by Okpani Okoroafor and Amorji Ikem stated:
The attention of the Igbo solidarity Forum has been drawn to the publication suspected to have come from the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, calling the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo “a Bishop without a cathedral”.
Reacting to such statement, the forum asked Ohanaeze Ndigbo Nnia Nwodo to as a matter of urgency, apologize to the Vice President and Nigerians in the National dallies within 48hrs or face the consequences of his action.
The forum, however, condemned such public assault from Nnia Nwodo who claims to be representing the interest of Igbos, having come out in public to abuse a national figure like the Vice President.
According to the leader of the forum, “the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is one of the best Vice Presidents Nigeria ever had since independence. For instance, the Vice President has a good background, reputation, and good academic qualifications, and on no account should Nnia Nwodo come public next time to describe a man of unquestionable character in a bid to smear his personality. Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a man of peace who is very loyal, faithful and in unity with his boss, President Muhammad Buhari, GCFR.
” Nnia Nwodo should retract his steps immediately before his actions land him to problems. Or do you want to cry more than the bereaved?
“Such public assault and utterances against the Vice President, a man whose competence has given a facelift and spoken volumes to the entirety of Nigeria and the world at large. You claim to have the interest of Ndigbo at heart, whereas you have not put your house in order. Remove the speck in your eyes before pock-nosing into another.
Have you forgotten that Osinbajo recently chaired the Economic Sustainability Committee Meeting against the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak on April 16, 2020, to support each sector of the economy? And this was designed for the primary purpose of creating jobs and ensuring that businesses are flowing throughout the pandemic times.
Let me bring back to your memory some of the other things he has done in the past. An example is in 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed the Vice-President, as Chairman of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC). As a result of the work of the council, from 2017 – 2019, Nigeria moved up 39 places, from 170 to 131, on the World Bank Doing Business index, and the country has twice been recognized as a top 10 most improved economy in the world by the World Bank during the same period.
VP Osinbajo also chairs the National Council on Skills. This council was inaugurated by the Vice-President himself on February 27, 2020, after the concluded NEC meeting on February 27, 2020. The rationale behind this council is to reduce the rate of unemployment in the country, the council was set up to build the country’s level of human capital and bridge the existing skills gaps which will enable Nigerian youths to become more employable in the labour market. The council will create policies and strategies targeted at skills development to this effect. Most recent meeting date: Their first and the most recent meeting was on February 27, 2020.
Similarly, the Vice President leads the Power Sector Reform Coordination group after the President gave his approval for the composition of the group. The group’s work is to review ownership pf electricity distribution companies as well as harmonize various efforts by the Federal Government and the 36 States, through the National Economic Council (NEC), on power sector reform and to oversee the design and implementation of a well-coordinated roadmap for the sector. The most recent meeting was on the 22nd of May, 2020
“If you still have the interest to stand as the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, then we are giving you 48hrs to apologise to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo for calling him a “Bishop without cathedral” or face sanction”, the leader ordered.
It was unfortunate that instead of an elder like Chief Nwodo to be teaching young Nigerians, the situation is now the other way around. The group urged the once respectable leader to refrain from utterances that depict gross ignorance and insolence.