- The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo said All Progressive Congress led-federal government has chosen to succeed with its agenda
- Osinbajo said every individual and every country makes a choice of what necessary steps in accomplishing their goals
- He explained that the government has decided to obtain discipline to achieve its objectives
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, August 10, asked Federal Executive Council (FEC) members to brace up for challenges of economic recovery as the country had chosen to succeed.
He gave the advice at the opening of a Cabinet Retreat on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) and the 2018 Budget preparation at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Osinbajo told them that the real work on Nigeria’s economic recovery had just begun.
He said: ''We simply have to accept that there is nothing Nigerian about failure, because as we know in our personal lives, failure and success are commodities on offer to everyone all over the world.
''And, every individual and every country makes a choice of which to buy and I will say on our behalf that we will choose success''.
The retreat featured guest speakers, including Idris Jala, a former top official of the Malaysian Government, whose lecture Osinbajo described as ''more than motivational'', which took the participants through the Malaysian experience to economic growth.
According to him, ''Jala’s speech is one I think that challenges our whole legitimacy as persons entrusted with leadership.
''I think it goes beyond motivational speech; I think it really challenges the core of our relevance as leaders.
''I am challenged and I know that many of us here are, and I think that we will do what we need to do to make sure that we see through the labs, that we have to identify specific areas where we will do these labs''.
The acting president said that the guest lecturer’s assertions were ''so right in every way''.
He said: 'That the challenge was to imbibe the discipline to be reasonable in our targets and objectives.
''The discipline of attending the labs diligently and accepting to be locked in a room for as long as it takes to iron out what it is that needs to be done.
''I like the point also that Jala made that the excuse that it won’t work here, the Nigerian factor, or some say exceptionalism, or the acceptance of failure before you even start is certainly not tenable anymore''.
He commended Jala for ''This exceptional moment you have taken us through''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday, February 21, names Adeyinka Asekun as a new non-career ambassadorial nominee.
Asekun, a banker would join the list of 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees who will be screened by the Senate.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of Yemi Osinbajo leading African leaders to the leading African inauguration: