Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has extolled the leadership qualities of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in celebration of the VP’s 64th birthday.
Governor Sule stated this while declaring open a public lecture series organized to commemorate the birthday of the Vice President, which held at the headquarters of the Nigeria Air Force, Officers Mess and Suites, Abuja, on Monday March 8, 2021.
According to the Governor, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a strong advocate of enterprise and innovation, who has been championing the cause of young Nigerians in driving the revolution to reposition the country as a foremost economic hub for Africa.
The lecture series was organized by the Building the Future Forum, a non-partisan coalition of Nigerians resident at home and abroad, drawn from diverse backgrounds but who share the VP’s passion for Nigeria and nation building.
The Nasarawa State Governor said the organizers of the event decided to conduct the public lecture to celebrate VP Osinbajo’s birthday, because it will illustrate the VP’s believe in the free exchange of ideas, through constructive engagement, as well as the power of deep, creative thinking, to shape the destiny of the country.
He recalled the enduring patience exhibited by the Vice President, whenever they held the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting.
“Every time we are having the NEC meeting, for instance, and I see the level of patience this gentleman has, sitting down and listening to every one of us,” the Governor said.
While describing the theme of the lecture series “Building the Future of Nigeria through Enterprise and Innovation”, as apt and significant, the Governor said the theme, denotes the VP’s creative optimism.
“We recognize that our country is facing some challenges, but as His Excellency constantly asserts, it’s within our powers to address these problems, find enduring solutions and transform our circumstances,” he stated.
Engineer Sule added that the public lecture in honour of the VP, is a forum for solution oriented dialogue and debate that the organizers believe, will trigger convergence between critical thinking and creative action.