Osinbajo who spoke at a non-denominational talkshop, The Platform organized by the Covenant Christian Centre in Abuja said that the President and himself knew and agreed on what had to happen to bring change to the nation.
“We both believed that our country needed to change. We argued about how and what needed to be done. We reached consensus on many of the major issues.
“Certainly our country need a different set of values; a new way of doing business; an economy that is able to give opportunity to young people to work in their chosen professions and to build strong and profitable businesses.
“We knew that we had to provide social protection for the poorest and the most vulnerable.
“We recognized that innovation and change will be key, and that we must implement and not just talk about diversification of our economy. So we led our party’s campaign on that single, simple, but profound word, CHANGE!”
The Vice President said that a year after the two of them took over the mantle of leadership, many Nigerians have asked where is the change and that is this the change they voted for?
Even some fifth columnists in our midst have suggested bring back corruption!
“But let me just say here for the records that the government of Muhammadu Buhari is completely and irrevocably committed to change.
“We believe that though it may not be easy, though the early signs may be confusing and sometimes discouraging, there has never been a better opportunity than now to turn the country in the direction of success.
“Today we have the best opportunity in decades for profound change. It is an opportunity in a generation. A revolution whose time has come! Everything around us tells us that the moment is now! Can this change happen, yes indeed, it can!
“What do you have in your hands to make it happen? We have a country that is tired of corruption, tired of leadership without values, tired of an economy that is neither designed to accommodate enterprise, nor to create opportunity and wealth for the majority.
“But we have a leadership and we have a leader that is prepared to challenge the rotten status quo, one who has said that he is prepared to kill corruption rather than let it kill us,” Osinbajo declared. [myad]