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Osinbajo cares for prosperity of the poor, Kaduna people excited to see him — El-Rufai

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, accompanied by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, acknowledging cheers from the people welcoming him during his visit to Kaduna State, on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Photos: State House/Tolani Alli

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has expressed the joy of the people of Kaduna State to physically see the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for the first time and for identifying with them in their community.

He said both the Kaduna people and government had waited for him in the past months because they wanted him to be the one to commission the project, describing him as a man of deep social conscience, who cares deeply about poor people, paving the way for them to prosper.

The Governor said: “We insisted on you for several reasons Your Excellency; the first, is that you are a man of deep social conscience. You care deeply about poor people and you care about giving them the opportunity to prosper economically. This is one of the reasons why we felt that you are the one that should commission this market.”

Prof Osinbajo, had visited Kaduna on Thursday as the Special Guest of Honour at a two-day Kaduna State Investment Summit (KADINVEST) 6.0, in Kaduna.

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Governor El-Rufai, welcoming the Prof Osinbajo to the state expressed his gratitude and that of the Kaduna people to the Vice President for taking time to come here to commission this project.

Governor El-Rufai said in his speech: “Your Excellency, Mr Vice President, we are grateful to you for taking time to come here to commission this project.

“This community is probably seeing a helicopter for the first time. This community is seeing the Vice President for the first time and we are seeing their excitement.”

He said the government and the people had to wait for another eight months to commission the project because they wanted the Vice President to be available for its inaugurated.

“Your Excellency, we waited eight months after the completion of this project because we wanted you to commission this market.

“We insisted on you for several reasons Your Excellency; the first, is that you are a man of deep social conscience. You care deeply about poor people and you care about giving them the opportunity to prosper economically. This is one of the reasons why we felt that you are the one that should commission this market.

“The second reason Sir, Mr Vice President, is that you are a bridge-builder. You are a pastor who is friends to Imams and Emirs. You are a Professor who can speak the language of ordinary people. You are the lawyer who pursues justice not technicalities.

“You care for people, you care for Nigerians and you care for unity in diversity. You care about differences in religion and ethnicity and you always promote peaceful coexistence.

“This community, Your Excellency needs an apostle like you to bridge unity and peaceful coexistence.

“No one Your Excellency is more qualified to commission this market in this community at this time than Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.”

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