Chris Steven, Abuja
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to engage Nigerians in meaningful dialogue and finding lasting solutions to the economic crisis in the country.
Speaking on the anti-government protests that swept across major cities in the country on Monday, Professor Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is determined to end the economic recession.
“We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism. Cabinet ministers have gone round 8 states so far holding town hall meetings, the most recent was yesterday in Ilorin. There will be more of such meetings in the other states that are yet to be visited”. He said
He pleaded with Nigerians to be patience with government stressing that “with complete focus on improving the economy every day, the recession will soon be history”.
He commended the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and officers of the force for the professional way in which they handled the protests across the country on Monday.