The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is a religious bigot.
Osinbajo said some of the finest Christians in Nigeria currently serve in Buhari’s government.
Speaking in Adamawa State yesterday, the Vice President listed Christians in Buhari’s government to include, the Secretary of Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, who is a Pastor, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita and himself.
According to Osinbajo, “The truth of the matter is that in the government of today, we have some of the most erudite Christians, some of the best Christians occupying positions in government. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who is a pastor; the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita and of course I, the Vice-President are all Christians.
“But it is not enough to have Christians in government like myself. It is never enough.
“If you look through the scriptures whether it was Joseph, Daniel or Esther, every person who made an impact in governance in the scripture that we see was supported by the prayers of the people of God.
“God is not moved unless we move His hands in the place of prayers. We are in a period in history when God wants to do something that is why some of us are in government.
“The opportunity must not be lost, your prayers to God will make that difference.”