Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday assured Nigerians that the Muhammadu Buhari administration had passed the difficult phase of its programme.
Osinbajo addressed the nation in a live broadcast on Monday morning to mark the Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
Accordingly, he urged them not to despair but to look ahead and support the administration to realise the country of their dream.
He said this in his message to mark the democracy day and the second anniversary of the administration.
“I firmly believe that we have put the most difficult phase behind us; and we are witnesses to the ever-increasing intensity of the light at the end of the tunnel.
“We ask for your continued cooperation and support, to enable us to realise all our best intentions and ambitions for Nigeria.
“On our part we will continue to carry you along on this journey, speak to you, explain the challenges, and share our vision,’’ he added.
Osinbajo noted that the most important thing “is that we are on the right path, and we will not deviate from it, even in the face of strong temptation to choose temporary gain over long-term benefit.”
The Acting President also said: “We also know that this journey will of necessity take time. But we will not succumb to the temptation to take short-cuts that ultimately complicate the journey. We did not find ourselves in crises overnight, and we simply do not expect overnight solutions to our challenges.”
He recalled the President Buhari’s assurance that: “The old Nigeria is slowly but surely disappearing, and a new era is rising.”
According to Osinbajo, “we commemorate this second anniversary of our administration with confidence and optimism.”