Yes! Things are very hard but we mean well for Nigerians – Osinbajo -

ABUJA – VICE President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, clarified that the current economic hardship in the country is not meant to punish Nigerians, but the government is trying to lay solid foundation for good governance.

Osinbajo, who was speaking at a Public Lecture/Presentation of Award tagged; “Service Above Self” organised by the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN), in Abuja, said it is imperative for all not minding political, religious or tribal inclination to stand for justice, equity and unity of Nigeria.

Represented by the Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters to the President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, the Vice President lauded some Muslim faithfuls, who have been speaking against acts of violence perpetrated against Christians by some extremists.

“Yes! Things are very hard in the country. Our government meant very well for Nigerians, this is not to punish people. It is because things have gone bad in the past,” he said.

In his remarks, the National President of MULAN, Dr Kamal Dawud maintained that to ensure peaceful coexistence in the country, non-Muslim brothers and sisters must understand that Islam is a peaceful religion with some sensitive issues.

According to him, “Let our non-Muslim brothers and sisters avoid these sensitive issues and make them no go areas, to allow peace reign in Nigeria”.

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