”Nigeria is going to be the envy of the world soon” – VP Osinbajo predicts

”Nigeria is going to be the envy of the world soon” – VP Osinbajo predicts

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is very optimistic that prior to later, Nigeria will be the envy of the world. Talking at Independence day gala night time which held at the state home, Abuja, Osinbajo mentioned he has a powerful conviction that Nigeria will do effectively.

”Just a few years in the past, a ballot reported in The British Unbiased newspaper declared us the happiest individuals on earth. The identical ballot mentioned that we have been additionally amongst the most optimistic individuals on earth, regardless of all the things that we’ve skilled as a nation. I agree with each assessments, in different phrases, that we’re presumably one of the happiest in the world, however I need to additionally add that we’re by far the most humorous individuals on the face of the earth. Nicely, if you happen to don’t agree with me, however I can let you know so many the reason why we’re the most humourous.

Just a few months in the past, an necessary Nigerian politician who was on his method to a trial in a court docket mentioned he was kidnapped. And after he escaped from his abductors, he remained hiding on a tree for 11 hours. Probably the most fascinating half of that story is that many individuals on-line particularly, on the Web, began to inform tales of totally different birds and the way lengthy these birds might stay perched on a tree. All these have been the Nigerian contributions to that story.

Yet one more essential politician insists, and nonetheless insists that the most necessary attribute for management is dancing, and boy might he dance! And for many who suppose that that is ridiculous at the least 200,000 individuals voted for him in a selected election.

After I served as Adviser to the Lawyer Normal of the Federation between 1987 and 1992, I had a driver who was all the time broke. However he was all the time so optimistic. He had 14 kids, whereas I, his boss, had just one little one at the time. And I requested him, “Why do you simply preserve having so many kids?” In fact he had multiple spouse. He mentioned to me in Yoruba “I don’t know which of them can grow to be President of Nigeria. So, the extra I’ve, the higher my probabilities.” How optimistic are you able to be? Solely a Nigerian can be that optimistic.

Wherever we’re from, from no matter half of this nice nation that we’re from, whether or not we’re from the North, the South-South, the South East, West, wherever, now we have the identical DNA. We love our nation and this will not all the time be apparent, however you attempt insulting Nigeria if you’re a foreigner and you will note our fierce and indignant our response can be. A Nigerian can say the identical factor, however if you happen to’re a foreigner, don’t attempt it.

We love our meals, we love our garments, we love our merrymaking. We love to be profitable and we love success. We’re resilient, we’re truthful minded. Nigerians all the time combat for the underdog, we imagine in justice and the rule of regulation, despite the fact that our system nonetheless can do a lot better. However we’re by far one of the smartest and, maybe, the most gifted individuals on earth. And I don’t say that calmly.

In the US, Nigerians are the most educated ethnic group, not one of the most educated, however the most educated. Sixty per cent of Nigerians in the US, we’re informed, have faculty levels. This is above the American common of 30%. And Nigerians in US are one of the highest earnings earners in the US, and I select America as one instance. Nigerians earn 25% greater than the median US earnings.

The world’s quickest supercomputer was designed by a world-renowned inventor, Philip Emeagwali, a full-blown Nigerian. This implies Nigeria has the patent for the world’s quickest pc. The wealthiest black African, a Nigerian. Isn’t {that a} good factor? We’re additionally informed that the wealthiest black lady in the world is additionally a Nigerian. Who is aware of who the subsequent wealthiest African would be right here or the subsequent wealthiest African?

A Nigerian household, The Imafidons, who dwell in the UK, have been formally been declared the smartest household in the UK, a household of about six kids who’ve excelled of their teachers in unimaginable methods. The designer of that well-known automotive, Chevrolet Volt, is a man referred to as Jelani Aliyu, he now works for the Nigerian authorities; tremendous gifted Nigerian from Sokoto State. And for many who suppose that we’re solely giants in expertise and enterprise, Anthony Joshua is the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer, for many who watch boxing.

All people is dancing to Nigerian music, and our conventional attires, particularly our girls attires and headgears have conquered Africa. Even our male apparel, there’s simply one thing about the Nigerian swag. Whether or not they prefer it or not, we Nigerians are simply distinctive, we’re simply totally different. Anyplace you go, a Nigerian, don’t you acknowledge a Nigerian whenever you see one? You’ll be able to simply inform. When you see anybody studying a ebook on How to grow to be self-assured, know that he is not a Nigerian, we’re born self-assured.


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