Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president of Nigeria, has said President Muhammadu Buhari and himself are looking for a New Tribe of Nigerians to join them to fight corruption and insist on justice.
Professor Osinbajo further reiterated his call on Nigerian elite to come together based on a common consensus to build the nation as Nigerians clearly desire good governance.
Speaking at the gala/dinner event organised by the Christian Association of Nigerian-American, CANA, in Houston, USA during the weekend, the vice president noted that even in the midst of all the country was going through, “there is a growing consensus by all and sundry on the need for good governance.”
According to a statement by Laolu Akande, a presidential spokesperson assigned to the office of the vice president, at the event attended by leaders of the Nigerian community in the US and American political leaders including US Congress Woman Sheila Jackson Lee, the vice president was presented an honorary US Congressional Proclamation to commemorate his visit to Texas and also honor the Buhari presidency.
Explaining the need for a group of Nigerians who are committed to lifting the nation to rise up, Osinbajo noted that this was important to counter and stop those who are working to pillage the resources of the country.
“This is why the president and myself have made a call that we need a New Tribe of Nigerians. We do need a new tribe of men and women of all faiths, tribes and ethnicities, who are committed to a country run on high values of integrity, hard-work, justice and love for the country,” he said.
Continuing, he said, “I mean a tribe of men and women who are prepared to make the sacrifices and self-constraints that are crucial to building a strong society; who are prepared to stick together, fight corruption side by side, and insist on justice.”
The VP pointed out that the current administration takes diaspora issues very seriously. A reason, according to him, that the President appointed an adviser on diaspora in person of former lawmaker, Abike Dabiri.