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We are in one of the most challenging times in history, we are aware of the plight of the people – VP Osinbajo says

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that this period is one of the most challenging times in the history of Nigeria.

He however noted that despite the security challenges and the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the best party to solve Nigeria’s problems.

This was contained in the VP’s statement titled, “State of the nation: There will be evidence that justice prevails- Osinbajo,” which was released on Tuesday by his office shortly after he flagged off the APC membership registration/revalidation exercise in Ogun State.

“Although we are in government at one of the most challenging times in history, we are not unaware of the plight of the people and we are determined to ensure justice for all.

“We must ensure the prosecution of all those who have been arrested for kidnapping, banditry and all other forms of criminality. There must be evidence that justice is being done. This is achievable by stronger collaboration between the police, states Ministries of Justice and the Federal Ministry of Justice.

“With the new Service Chiefs, we have a fresh set of eyes, intellect, and skills and a fresh look at strategies against the insurgency in the North East, as well as banditry and kidnapping elsewhere. In this new approach much, greater emphasis is being placed on technology for surveillance, intelligence gathering and attack.

“We must put in place a state police Structure. In the meantime, we must speed up and strengthen the community policing structures, and states must continually train, educate and formalise their local security structures so that they complement the federal law enforcement agencies.

“We must resist any attempts to destroy the unity of this country. Our people have lived and worked together for decades. While we must attend to the cries of communities for justice, equity and fairness we can do so within this same union. Ultimately we are stronger together than apart.”

VP Osinbajo was accompanied by the Governor of Niger State and the National Chairman of the APC Registration and Revalidation Committee, Abubakar Sani Bello. The VP was received at the Mayflower Secondary School, Ikenne by Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, former Governor Olusegun Osoba, Senator Lawan Shuaibu and other top APC heavyweights.

Osinbajo eventually proceed to Ward 1, Unit 3, Egunrege Polling Unit, Ikenne, where his membership was revalidated by the ward chairman, Segun Awomuti.

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