Difficult phase over, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday assured Nigerians that the Muhammadu Buhari administration had passed the difficult phase of its programme.

Accordingly, he urged them not to despair but to look ahead and support the administration to realise the country of their dream.

He said this in his message to mark the democracy day and the second anniversary of the administration.

“I firmly believe that we have put the most difficult phase behind us; and we are witnesses to the ever-increasing intensity of the light at the end of the tunnel.

“We ask for your continued cooperation and support, to enable us to realise all our best intentions and ambitions for Nigeria.

“On our part we will continue to carry you along on this journey, speak to you, explain the challenges, and share our vision,’’ he added.

Osinbajo noted that the most important thing “ is that we are on the right path, and we will not deviate from it, even in the face of strong temptation to choose temporary gain over long-term benefit.’’

He recalled the President Buhari’s assurance that: “The old Nigeria is slowly but surely disappearing, and a new era is rising.”

According to Osinbajo, “we commemorate this second anniversary of our administration with confidence and optimism.”