Osinbajo urges leaders to emulate Dankwambo
Osinbajo, who spoke at the palace of the Emir of Gombe while paying homage during his official visit to the state as a result of the recent bomb-blast that rocked the state, said the desire of every society in a democratic dispensation is to enjoy dividends that would better the lot of the people as well as protect their lives and property.
This, according to him, should the primary duty of every government, saying that the Nigerian government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari would not relent in doing so.
The Vice President, who used the opportunity to commend Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, for the human and infrastructural development he has brought to the state, said: “I want to specially thank the Governor of Gombe State. Just going round the city, I am so amazed at the development here and I have to just thank him very much for the great work here. That is the standard that this country expects from those who lead at whatever level. I commend him a great deal for the good work that he is doing. I call on others to emulate him.”
Osinbajo, who called on Dankwambo’s contemporaries to emulate him, took time to extol the people of the state for their show of bravery during and after the blasts.
“I am so happy and encouraged to see that the good people of Gombe State are not in any way cowards or defeated by this terrible experience. I have seen that they are strengthened and are standing like men and they are bold. That is so good to see,” he said.
Responding, the Emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, thanked the Nigerian government for the prompt visit to the state, which he said, brought succour to the people.
“We thank you very much for coming to commiserate with the people of Gombe State despite your tight schedules over the unfortunate incident that occurred at the market. We are not surprised because we know the concern and support the Buhari administration has towards the people of the North-East. We feel highly honoured by this show of concern and courage,” he said.
The Emir described the bomb-blasts as unfortunate and prayed for an end to such dastard acts.
Earlier, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo thanked the Vice President for the visit and expressed total support and loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.
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