Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, has stated that his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, will make a good entertainer after his regime.
Osinbajo stated this on Friday, while proposing a toast for Buhari, at a private dinner organised by his family and close associates to mark his 80th birthday at the State House Banquet Hall.
Citing the President’s “sense of humour,” he recalled how the President used jokes to calm him down, thereby causing him to retract his intention to submit a letter to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to investigate allegations of corruption levelled against him.
“Mr. President is a very humorous man and I think he would make a very good career in entertainment one way or the other when he retires. One day, I went to him because they were some allegations that were made against me. And I was so angry, so I went to him to show him the letter I had written to the EFCC to investigate.
“He looked at it and looked at me and because he calls me VP or Professor depending on his mood. This time he said, ‘VP, why do you worry yourself about all these people? These people just make all sorts of allegations, they make all sorts of stories up, even they are saying that I am about to get married again. And even some foolish people were waiting at the National Mosque, waiting for me to come and marry again,” he said.
Osinbajo commended Buhari for leading the nation with “great courage and commitment,” saying “I invite your excellences, ladies and gentlemen, to join me in proposing this toast to an exemplary leader, a forthright and honest man, a good and kind man, and a man who has led this country with great courage, determination and commitment for so many years.
“We pray that the almighty God will preserve his life for very many years to come and that he will live all of these many years in good health, peace, joy and with the love of all of our country men.”
At the event were governors of Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu; Katsina, Aminu Masari; former Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, the President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; cabinet members, family members, captains of industry including Chairman of AriseTV and the Thisday Group, Nduka Obaigbena, amongst others.