Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is hopeful of replicating the success it has made in the area of security and fight against corruption in the nation’s economy.
A statement released by Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media and publicity to the President, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, quoted Osinbajo as saying this in Adamawa State on Thursday when he commissioned several road projects completed by Governor Mohammed Jubrilla Bindow-led government of the state.
“We have seen the successes in security and the fight against corruption and in the economy we are seeing a bright light at the end of the tunnel,” he said.
The VP’s statement is coming on the heels of Federal Government’s implementation of its innovation and technology initiatives with the establishment of hubs in each of the six geo-political zones.
He announced that Yola, Adamawa State capital would host the innovation hub for the North-East region.
He said, “During the campaigns in 2014/2015, the President made it clear that he had three major objectives: security, corruption and economy. We have seen the successes in security and the fight against corruption and in the economy we are seeing a bright light at the end of the tunnel.
“A major concern of Mr. President is the issue of unemployment and even yesterday he was talking about what he could do in the short term to create more opportunities for the youths.
“One of the programmes of our party and one of the programmes of government is the N-Power programme, which has10,000 spaces for young graduates in this State. l hope that many young graduates would be able to benefit from this scheme.
“There is also the GEEP programme of micro-credit for market women, artisans, for vocational persons who have vocational skills. A lot of the micro-credit is now available and am sure that in the next couple of months we would be able to benefit from it in this state.
“We started a project with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the American University of Nigeria, Yola, and other institutions of higher learning on how we can use technology to solve the humanitarian problems in the North-East.
“The Federal Government’s proposed innovation hub for the North-East will be here in Adamawa State in partnership with the American University and other institutions.” He said.
Osinbajo was decorated with the Jagaban of Adamawa State during the visit.
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