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Nigerians among smartest people in the world – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigerians are among some of the most creative and smartest people around the world who are blessed with great talents.

The Vice President who stated this when he received on a courtesy visit to the Presidential Villa, Capt. Lola Odujinrin; the first African to travel round the world as a solo traveller, added that the talent and resilience of Nigerians wherever they are marks them out.

He said to Odujinrin, “Your story is really fascinating and I am extremely proud of what you have done and more that you are a Nigerian and I am very sure that just as we took over the entertainment industry, we will certainly break new grounds.

“This is the sort of things that people should hear especially young people, it is really inspiring and younger people must begin to learn from your experience and story, and am glad that you achieved this feat.

“Also, the team is entirely Nigerian and that by itself is certainly a good thing and am sure this portends even greater things for us in the future.”

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Commenting on the pilot’s humanitarian project, he said that he looked forward to supporting his humanitarian project, but advised that it must be on a scale.

“Whatever you plan to do in this area must be on scale because the most important thing you have to focus on is scale so that it can be expanded,” he advised.

Speaking earlier, Africa’s first solo traveller, Capt. Lola Odujinrin said his goal was to put Nigeria on the world map by being the first African to “go round the world as a solo pilot and achieve that humanitarian aspect of his dream.”

This was contained in a statement released by assistant director (Information), office of the Vice President, Olusola Abiola.
Capt. Lola Odujinrin flew several hours to 25 countries and made 35 stops in 9 months, making him the first African to attain the feat.



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