Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has said that Nigeria needs to act fast on critical issues like the economy and the ongoing strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
According to a statement made available by the media aide to the Vice President, Lolu Akande, the VP said this as he received the All Progressives Congress governors on Tuesday in his office at the Presidential Villa on a felicitation visit as he recovered from surgery done last month.
While welcoming the governors, Osinbajo expressed his appreciation for the visit and the good wishes.
The VP also commended the expertise of Nigerian doctors and the availability of cutting-edge medical facilities existing in the country. But he regretted that doctors were restrained by regulations from advertising and as a result, many people were unaware of the level of quality medical services available locally.
During the brief interaction that followed at the meeting, important national issues were also raised especially regarding the economy and the ASUU strike.
The Vice President and the governors were said to have agreed to engage these and other pressing issues further with a view to bringing urgent resolution for the benefit of the Nigerian people.
“We all need to work together on these critical issues. We need to think through things, and we need to do it fast,” Osinbajo was quoted to have said.
Present at the meeting were Governors, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State; Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara; Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa, and the deputy governor of Ebonyi State, Kelechi Igwe.