Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the Vice President Mr. Laolu Akande @akandeoj has on Saturday broken the silence on the whereabouts of Professor Yemi Osinbajo since last few weeks.
The Special Assistant Mr. Laolu Akande has disclosed on social media that the Vice President has been attending to official matters on how to improve Nigeria’s economy.
Laolu, in an Instagram post, after he was contacted on Osinbajo’s whereabouts, urged Nigerians to ignore fake claims regarding President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President’s whereabouts.
He recalled that the Vice President on Thursday met with the Governor of Central Bank, CBN, Kaduna State Governor, and some Ministers via video conferencing.
According to Laolu: “With my boss the Vice President last night in his office, reviewing some of the events of the week.
“By the way continue to ignore professional fake news conduits who share fictions about the whereabouts of the president and his Vice.
“The critical mass of our people see both the president and the VP regularly on TV, hear about them regularly on radio, read from them in the press and observe their activities regularly on the social media.
“For instance, on Thursday the VP held a videoconferencing meeting that included the governor of Kaduna, Power and Finance Ministers, the CBN governor and other government officials on how to expand electricity in the country.
“The work goes on, and Nigeria will surely prevail. We will do it together.”
Osinbajo’s absence from public view in the past weeks had sparked some form of conspiracy that he may have contracted COVID-19 or he’s in trouble.
However, Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had explained that Osinbajo has been busy working with the Economic Sustainability Committee.
Recall that the curiosity of Nigerians on the whereabout of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo was intensified by recent criticism and comments of the IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that Osinbajo was infected with corona virus and forcefully isolated.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had claimed that the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo had been forced out of his office after he was infected with Coronavirus and in critical condition.
Doubts on the whereabout of the Vice president grew stronger after he had apparently disappeared from public views for weeks up till now.