helm of Africa’s most popolous nation while President Muhammadu Buhari
is in the UK for follow-up medical examinations.
earlier this year, sparking speculations on his health and the future of
one of Africa’s largest economies. He left again on 7 May.
deputy as acting president. Osinbajo has won praise for the leadership
skills he demonstrated during Buhari’s absence, fuelling speculations he
could replace Buhari if the latter became incapacitated.
May, Osinbajo vowed the federal government would prioritise investments
to foster the welfare of people affected by the insurgency. in the
impose its version of Sharia law throughout occupied territories. The UN
says at least 20,000 people have died in Nigeria and neighbouring
states since the Boko Haram insurgency became violent in 2009. The
conflict has also displaced at least 2.1 million people.
North-East (PINE) and Borno state and the other initiatives in the
Northeast, I think we have to take a second look on all of these
issues,” Osinbajo said. He added the current allocation for humanitarian services in the region was inadequate.
resolving the ongoing crisis in the Niger Delta. The oil-rich region is
seeing renewed violence at the hands of militant groups that bomb oil
and gas facilities, calling for an end to perceived disenfranchisement.
Groups also demand greater shares of oil revenues.
state in northern Nigeria. The pair discussed a plan to extend a railway
line connecting Kaduna and Kano – two states in nortwestern Nigeria –
to Katsina to boost socio-economic development in the area.
ceremony of a Pilot Edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
Clinic for viable enterprises in the state, the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) reported on 11 May.
for economic reforms, and launched a 60-day action plan to improve the
February, calling for better governance amid the ongoing economic
crisis. Among other things, people protested against unemployment and
issues including rising costs of foods and medicines, access to
education and lack of services including electricity.
inauguration took place after Buhari had approved the nominees earlier