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The Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has on Tuesday revealed that one of the biggest challenges that the country is facing today is on national unity and other dividend factors.
Osinbajo had also made this statement at the one-day National Unity Conference which had been organised by the Alumni Association of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (AANI) in Abuja.
And the Vice President who had been represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed had also commended the alumni for always coming in to intervene whenever the nation was facing challenges.
He said, “I want to take this opportunity to thank the alumni of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) for always coming in to intervene when the nation is facing challenges and difficulties.
“And they always get it right. Today there’s no doubt that the biggest challenge the country is facing is that of national unity.
“If one listens to the cacophony of voices from the East, to the West, from the North to the South, whether you are talking about challenges, of the disorders, Boko Haram insurgents or the bandits.
“So, bringing us together here to discuss this very, very important matter, especially with regard to the 2023 elections, is timely,” NAN quoted him as saying.
In another report, Yemi Osinbajo who is the Nigerian Vice President has come out to reveal that the Federal Government of Nigeria has actually spent the sum of up to ₦21 billion on the mapping of the country into some of the enumeration areas for the 2023 census.
Yemi Osinbajo had also disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja during a breakfast meeting with some of the partners on the 2023 Population and Housing Census.
The theme of the breakfast meeting organised by the National Population Commission (NPC) in collaboration with UNFPA is “Supporting a Transformational Census Process in Nigeria.’’
Osinbajo was represented by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President.