Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said he does not have go to bed during late hours of the day.
Mr Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday at an interactive session with faculty members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) in Lagos State.
The number two citizen said the extreme poverty of Nigerians who voted him and his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari, into office has made him unable to rest at night.
“I think what keeps me up at night has to do with extreme poverty; the issue is that the largest number of those who vote for us are the very poor,” he said.
“The promises that government makes to them is that their lives will be better and obviously they are looking at their lives being better in the shortest possible time.
“I will like to see Nigeria being an industrialised nation in the next 10 years; a very strong middle class and most people living above poverty line,” Osinbajo added.
The vice-president told his audience that Nigeria was open to business with its various potentials and urged Nigerian investors abroad to look homewards.
“If you are going to do business anywhere in Africa, it has to be Nigeria. This is where you have the energy; you have the drive,” he said.
“We are already seeing that kind of activity; business people will always be driven by profit. Talent will always go in the direction where it is best rewarded; one can’t afford to be sentimental about that.
“As people see that the environment is getting better for business, they will come back; the opportunities for making huge profits are here. Practically everything we are doing in to ensure that there is environment for business to thrive. People are leaving but people are coming back.,” he said.
Meanwhile, a former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has advised the vice president on what to do to overcome the situation.
“I just read that the VP is having sleepless nights because of the alarming rate of poverty in our country.I commend him for always having the masses in his heart.I also advice that he should try and get this book ‘How to sleep Better’ by Dr Neil Stanley,available on Amazon,” Mr Sani said in a tweet on Wednesday.
I just read that the VP is having sleepless nights because of the alarming rate of poverty in our country.I commend him for always having the masses in his heart.I also advice that he should try and get this book ‘How to sleep Better’ by Dr Neil Stanley,available on Amazon.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) June 19, 2019