In case you’re wondering what the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has achieved in the last few years, here are just 10 out of his numerous achievements
- VP’s involvement in TECH brought about the following:
***Google Inc. in July 2020 announced plans to establish its first Google Launchpad Space outside the United States in Lagos
***Facebook, in September 2020 made public its decision to open an office in Lagos as part of its planned expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
***HUAWEI on the other hand last November promised the Vice President that the company will position Nigeria as a technology centre for the African continent and give more jobs to young Nigerians.
- #EndSars Protest
***VP Osinbajo influenced the President to dissolve SARS as a unit of the Police Force
***VP Osinbajo brought about the idea of judicial panels in all states of the federation to deal with cases of police brutality. This was adopted by State governors at the National Economic Council.
With VP Osinbajo chairing the Economic Sustainability Plan, the number of beneficiaries’ from the various tracks are:
Payroll Support Track
Youth Beneficiaries – 242,746 – 82%
Others – 53,286 – 18%
Youth Beneficiaries – 64,740 – 39%
Others – 101,260 – 61%
Formalization Support Track
100,000 Business Names Registered
Youth Beneficiaries – 92,000 – 92%
Others – 8000 – 8%
***VP Osinbajo launched the ESP Cash Transfer Scheme facilitated through a wholly technology-based approach called the Rapid Response Register with plans to give 1million households COVID-19 N5000 monthly Cash Transfer for 6 months.
***MSME Clinics have been held in 26 states, twice in Ebonyi across the country including the FCT. 7 One-Stop-Shops for MSMES – Cross River, Kwara, FCT, Abia, Bauchi, Osun, Plateau.
***FG has also launched Shared Facilities for MSMEs in Oyo, Bauchi, Benue, and Lagos. This is to allow MSMEs without the financial capacity to own their equipment and the opportunity to go into a fully equipped cluster style facility to pay a token to use such equipment.
***Over 400,000 MSMEs have so far participated in the MSME clinics nationwide. About 300,000 new business names have been registered by the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) at a reduced 50% price of N5000, down from the normal N10,000.
- #SocialInvestmentProgrammes (under VP’s Office) over 12million direct beneficiaries
***Homegrown school feeding programme in 35 states feeding 9.9million children. More than 107,000 cooks engaged.
***Over 500,000 graduates benefitted from N-Power scheme.
***Over 2.3million market women, traders, artisans, farmers across all 36 states of the country and FCT, under Government Enterprise & Empowerment Programme, GEEP.
***Over 3million poor and vulnerable households have registered on National Social Register and more than 1million families are currently benefiting from Conditional Cash Transfer.
- VP Osinbajo has always stood for the rule of law and in the interest of all Nigerians, regardless of ethnicity. In his capacity as VP, it was VP Osinbajo (then as Acting President) who fired the former DG, SSS, a Fulani man for that matter, when he violated the sanctity of the National Assembly and violated the Nigerian#EaseOfDoingBusiness
The work of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (inaugurated by President Buhari in August 2016) and the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES) has resulted in Nigeria moving up 39 places on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings since 2016. In the last 3 years, Nigeria has twice been adjudged one of 10 Most Improved Economies in the Rankings.
VP Osinbajo embarked on a peace keeping mission across the Niger Delta states engaging in strategic engagements with stakeholders and people in the region to ensure that peace and stability are maintained. This ended the series of pipeline explosions, restored the maximum oil productivity, and helped terminate the recession. The take-off of the Nigerian Maritime University in Okerenkoko, Delta State. The University was granted approval in January 2018 by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to commence undergraduate degree programmes effective 2017/18 session and commenced academic activities on April 12, 2018. President Buhari approved 5 billion Naira in take-off grant for the Maritime University.
The NLTP is a creation of NEC, chaired by VP Osinbajo and State Governors and is completely distinct from the now-suspended RUGA: The RUGA initiative was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari in July 2019. The VP had publicly rejected RUGA and instead articulated the NLTP which has six pillars through which it aims to transform the livestock production system in Nigeria, including through ranching along a market-oriented value chain while ensuring an atmosphere of peace and justice.
- #EnergisingEconomies and #EnergisingEducation
Osinbajo approved the provision of solar power to markets around the country such as Ariaria in Aba, Sabon Gari in Kano, Sura in Lagos, etc, as part of the energizing economies initiative of the Rural Electrification Agency. VP Osinbajo also commissioned solar power plants in Universities such as Alex Ekwueme University, in Ebonyi, also Bayero University in Kano.