Nigerians will be dying in 2050 if leaders continue to steal – Osinbajo

The Vice President shared the sentiments of economic analysts on Nigeria’s impending population growth.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said one of Nigeria’s major problems is lack of honest leaders.

Osinbajo said the lack of development across different sectors over the years can only be corrected with a long period of honest and truthful leadership committed to the welfare of Nigerians.

The answer, he said on Thursday, lies in the reelection of the present administration.

“I want to emphasize that the reason why we believe that a second term is important, is because it is necessary for our country to have a long period of honest and truthful leadership,” the VP said during a courtesy visit to the Emir of Kaltungo, Dr Saleh Muhammad, in Gombe.

“The problem of our country has never been ideas or projects. It is honest leadership that has always been the problem.”

Osinbajo also shared the sentiments of economic analysts on Nigeria’s impending population growth.

“By 2050, Nigeria will be the third most populous nation of the world, third after China and India. If our leaders steal money the way they have been stealing money over the past years, millions of Nigerians will be dying all over the place because then the population will be more than what we have today,” he said.

“So, it is important for Nigeria to have a period of honest leadership, that is why we are determined to tell the Nigerian people everywhere we go that the next elections are about the future of our country. Our country must have an honest, righteous leadership, a man who will not allow the money to be stolen.”

Nigeria’s presidential election is only 36 days away.

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