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Vice President @ProfOsinbajo is on Human Rights Radio 101.1FM right now. Brekete Family. Tune in. #AsoVillaToday
VP is on a pidgin level on Brekete Hot Seat. 101.1FM. The interview is starting on a bants note but it’s gon heat up, as per Brekete 😁

First question loading.
Conversation starts with context of where Nigeria was when PMB/PYO took office. No savings buffer. Oil prices down drastically, serious disruption of prod by militancy in 2016. FG responded with Bailout for States, halted grand corruption, started infrastructure . #VPOonBrekete
VP: “This government is for the masses. Our focus is how tings go better for common man.” 500,000 @npower_ng beneficiaries - graduates employed and deployed for work and learning. Each beneficiary gets an electronic tablet that provides self-development material
VP: We also have N-Build, which is for artisans & technicians, being trained, also under @npower_ng.

We also have @MarketMoni & @Trader_Moni (for petty traders). TraderMoni is getting to 2 million petty traders by December. “No govt dey give petty trader money.”

VP tells story of one market he went to where he met a woman selling ponmo. Her entire stock was N5k. “These are the people @Trader_Moni is meant for.”

@Trader_Moni loan starts at 10k, with repayment it grows to 50k, and eventually beneficiaries will graduate to @MarketMoni
VP now speaking about #EnergizingEconomies Initiative, that is bringing stable electricity to markets around Nigeria. Initial phase is ongoing in Sura Shopping Complex (commissioned last week), Ariaria Market, Aba, Sabon Gari Market, Kano, Isinkan Market, Akure, etc #VPOonBrekete
VP: We’re also encouraging State Governments and the private sector to provide power. Nigeria is very big, we cannot depend on one source or one grid. #EnergizingEconomies is focusing on offgrid power. #vponbreketefamily #VPOonBrekete
‘Ordinary President’ now complaining to VP about the harassment traders face from Customs. They’ve asked one woman in the audience to tell her story. #VPonBreketeFamily #VPOonBrekete
Ordinary President is talking about Govt Agencies that are responsive and inspiring. Namechecks @CPCNig:

“That tall gentleman. That man sabe im work! He no give us hope? (Audience: He give us!) He no give us confidence? (he give us!) He no give dis govt good name?” #VPOonBrekete
Ordinary President is now doing Whistleblowing straight to the VP. #VPOonBrekete #VPonBreketeFamily
Calls are coming in from France, Italy, UK, etc. Brekete Family is global. And I think the live-streaming on Facebook helps a great deal! #VPOonBrekete #VPonBreketeFamily
Caller, alluding to the ‘what projects did you start’ debate: “I think I prefer the cook who completes the cooking to the one that starts cooking but never presents any food.” #VPOonBrekete #VPonBreketeFamily
One question comes in challenging the School Feeding Programme in Ogun State

VP is responding w/ the following:

Name and phone number of @NHGSFP Focal Person in Ogun: Mr Leke Adewolu

Contact Details of Schools for the caller to call/Visit for confirmation
VP @ProfOsinbajo: “We are not in the business of trying to deceive Nigerians. You can accuse the President and I of anything, but certainly not lying to the people of Nigeria.” #VPOonBrekete #VPonBreketeFamily
Boxing star Jerry Okorodudu is in the studio. His case has just been brought to the VP’s attention:…

#VPOonBrekete #VPonBreketeFamily
VP now asked to round up the show. Also told that he has to shout 3 ‘Hembelembe’ as part of the Brekete Family Tradition. #VPOonBrekete #VPonBreketeFamily
Ex-Nigerian Airways Staff are in the studio to express gratitude: “Our deep appreciation to his Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari. Before the election he promised he would pay this [pension], and he did!“

These guys were retired in 2004, and unpaid since then! #VPOonBrekete
VP: If there’s one thing I know about Mr President, he is a man of conscience. If he says he will do something he will do it. And everything he does, is about the common man. I hope that Nigerians will support us to do the things we have promised to do. #VPOonBrekete
Ordinary President to VP: “I want you to personally appreciate the DG of @CPCNig @TundeIrukera, and Servicom. And the IG of Police too dey try.” #VPonBreketeFamily #VPOonBrekete
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