Osinbajo is a man to follow, says Spokesman Akande



Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, has described  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo  as ` a man to follow.’

Osinbajo, who was born March 8, 1957,  turned 64 Monday.

Akande shared insight into Osinbajo’s leadership qualities in an interaction with newsmen night shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari described the vice president as `a reliable and dedicated deputy.”

The spokesman said the kind of relationship existed between the president and the vice president inspired many and could energise significant national rebirth and development.

He said by following the president dutifully and faithfully, Osinbajo had demonstrated good were first good followers and to use the word of the president, ‘reliable’ members.

“Because Osinbajo is reliable in the discharge of his duties and cool-headed as the president noted, he becomes an example many are so willing to follow and emulate in life. I do.

“The reason why many younger people seek after Osinbajo and their quest to have him attend to issues is because many see him as someone who is believable and they can relate with.

“The vice president has effortlessly and managed quite comfortably to connect with the younger people and his messages easily resonate with them.

“Even his peers and in many instances older than him also find him exemplary, all you need to do is to what many of these or ahead of him have said about him publicly.

“ The latest is from the president when he said his deputy `is an incredibly patient politician who demonstrates remarkable intellectual and mental energy in the discharge of his duties’.”

According to Akande, greatness comes in twin pieces– following well, learning and leading well; working hard and understanding the value of reward.

He said that Osinbajo was following well and  working hard.

“So in moments when the seat is hot and the atmosphere is charged, people like Osinbajo, endowed with an incredible manifestation of the Grace of God, can stay in the game and show us as a nation and a people to what is increasingly possible when we follow right and well.

“Happy birthday my dear Prof.,’’ he said.(NAN)