Posted by News Express | 9 February 2019 | 1,064 times
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl abducted by Islamist sect, Boko Haram will be released sooner than later.
Prof Osinbajo who was speaking during an interview with Bond FM 92.9 in Lagos, said the government was working frantically to secure her release as well as that of others.
Osinbajo who is seeking re-election in office alongside President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) stressed that there was never a time the government was not actively working on her release.
“There was never a time that the government stopped working on the release of Leah Sharibu and the other girls that were abducted by the sect.”
VP Osinbajo said the government is optimistic of her return. “There are people who act as middlemen who know how to reach out to them. The govt will get Leah Sharibu and the others back from Boko Haram,” he added.
The Vice President who spoke in Yoruba language addressed other questions that were asked by the presenters and listeners; including that of Islamization of Nigeria, TraderMoni and corruption. Prof Osinbajo reiterated that President Buhari does not have any intentions to Islamize Nigeria, detailing how he refused to join the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
He rejected the offer to join OIC as a military head of state without a national assembly to stop him. It was General Ibrahim Babangida who later joined the organization where Nigeria is still a member,” he said.
He also noted that it was during former President Olusegun Obasanjo that Nigeria had 12 states that became Sharia states.
“Just imagine that it was during this government that 12 States began to practice Sharia law, they would have said he was planning to Islamize Nigeria.
“Let me tell you something, no one can Islamise Nigeria and certainly President Buhari is not the kind of man to do such a thing,” he said.
•Sourced from a Vanguard report
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