Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Economic Sustainability Committee chaired by his principal is working hard to deliver the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan which a lot of Nigerians will benefit from.
Akande, who spoke in an Instagram live session with Dele Momodu Monday night, noted that the Vice-President will not be distracted by recent campaign of calumny by some faceless persons who use some unknown bloggers to spread false reports about his person.
“The goal is to distract him but the vice-president will not be distracted. He will continue to remain focus and to do his job.
“Osinbajo has said to me several times that this is not a monarchy and he just wants to do his job so that history will remember him when he leaves the office,” he said during the interview.
The VP’s spokesperson also added that work is in top gear to deliver the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan.
“The good thing is that the President likes this plan and the Federal Executive Council has approved it and we are going to be pushing as hard as we can to bring this plan to reality.
“The President and the Vice-President take the mandate of the Nigerian people very seriously and we are going to get the job done,” he said.
Amongst other things, the plan targets the provision of improved housing schemes to over 300,000 Nigerian families every year.
The Plan, which covers a 12-month period aims to respond robustly and appropriately to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will also see the creation of a financial stimulus package for the Nigerian economy as well as an increase in the number of cash transfer beneficiaries, N-Power volunteers and sundry traders enjoying small and microloans through the MarketMoni and TraderMoni schemes.
The design and implementation of the Osinbajo-led NESP is driven by the promotion of local contents, preventing business collapse, and staving off the worst impact of a potential recession, job preservation and creation and a special focus on assistance for vulnerable and displaced persons.