- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been showered with encomiums by Nigerians on social media after one of his pictures went viral
- In a photo that is now a centre of social media discussion, the VP was seen holding an umbrella to cover himself from the rain and two others
- Showing humility beyond words, the VP held the umbrella despite his security aides and other subjects present in the picture
Despite the grandeur and glamour that come with his powerful seat, Vice President Osinbajo is demonstrating a praiseworthy example of humility that is rare in the Nigerian political panorama.
The VP recently rode into the heart of many Nigerians after he was sighted holding an umbrella by himself in what appears to be in the rain.
In a picture that has become the talk of the social media space, the vice president, dressed in ash cloth adorned with his symbolic Awo cap, held the umbrella covering two other officials.
What made the beautiful moment heart-warming is that Osinbajo held the umbrella in the presence of his security and official aides.
The picture was taken at the Umar Musa Yar’adua Centre in Abuja by VP’s official photographer, Tolani Alli.
The poster boy of the presidency
VP Osinbajo is not just the second most powerful man in Africa’s most populous nation, he has been praised as the strong pillar holding the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration.
The Ogun state born pastor is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a professor of law, having lectured at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), among other universities.
Osinbajo is a former attorney and commissioner of justice in Lagos state– a position he held under former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu who is now APC national leader.
Nigerians react to the viral picture
Nigerians who are enamoured of Osinbajo’s humility have showered him with praise, with a number of commenters saying he deserves the biggest seat in the country come 2023.
Babarinde Tope comments:
“This is a kind of a leader I’m praying for.”
Moyosore Oyetunji wrote:
“I really love to see the two (Osinbajo and Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum) in Aso Rock come 2023. But still, Borno really needs him.”
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Governor comes down to control traffic
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, showed love to his people on Wednesday, July 7, as he demonstrated what it means to serve.
While he was coming back from work, the man met a huge traffic jam around the Oke-Mosan area of the state. According to him, the congestion was caused by the ongoing road construction in the area.
Instead of disrupting the traffic with the power of his office, he came down from his vehicle and joined strength with the traffic wardens to ease the situation.