The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, has urged Nigerians to ignore fake claims regarding the whereabouts and well being of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Akande in his reaction in Abuja, said that he made an Instagram post in which he gave an insight on the Vice President’s activities in the past few weeks.
Akande stated that Osinbajo has been attending to official matters on how to improve Nigeria’s economy.
He added that the Vice President on Thursday, met with the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Kaduna State Governor, and some Ministers, via video conferencing.
Akande’s Instagram posts read: “With my boss, the Vice President, last night, in his office, reviewing some of the events of the week.
“By the way, continue to ignore professional fake news conduits, who share fictions about the whereabouts of the President and his Vice.
“The critical mass of our people see both the President and the Vice President regularly on television, hear about them regularly on radio, read from them in the Press, and observe their activities regularly on the social media.
“For instance, on Thursday, the Vice President held a videoconferencing meeting that included the Governor of Kaduna, Power and Finance Ministers, the CBN Governor, and other government Officials, on how to expand electricity in the country.
“The work goes on, and Nigeria will surely prevail. We will do it together.”
Lately, some reports have raised concerns about the whereabouts of Vice President Osinbajo, since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had recently explained that Osinbajo had been busy working with the Economic Sustainability Committee, ESC.
The ESC was constituted by President Buhari on March 30, to develop a clear Economic Sustainability Plan that would run the country until 2023.
The Committee was tasked with identifying fiscal and monetary measure to enhance oil and non-oil revenues, in order to fund the plan; develop a stimulus package and come up with measures to create more jobs, while keeping existing ones.