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Buhari treats me like a son, Osinbajo says

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Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari treats him like a son.

According to to a series of tweets posted on the Twitter handle of his spokesman, Laolu Akande, @akandeoj, the Ag. President spoke at the palace of Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumin Usman, during his visit to the state for the inauguration of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Clinic.

“I feel very much at home in Katsina. More so, because this is the state of the President who has taken me as a brother.

“In fact, the President has taken me as a son in the way he treats me,” Akande quoted the 60-year-old Osinbajo as saying about the 74-year-old President.

Osinbajo was reported to have also said that with the kind of responsibilities assigned to him, Buhari had left no one in doubt that both of them could live together as brothers.

While saying that the President believes in the unity of the country, Osinbajo prayed that God would preserve Buhari who is currently on medical vacation in London, the United Kingdom.

“The amount of responsibilities President Buhari has given me shows he seriously believes we can live together as brothers.

“I pray the Lord will preserve our President to continue to lead as the nation has voted him to do. He seriously believes in Nigerian unity,” he added.

Osinbajo was further quoted to have restated the Federal Government’s commitment to the ease of doing business in the country.

He disclosed that even on Thursday, the Corporate Affairs Commission succeeded in registering three companies within two hours.

This, he said, was an evidence of government’s commitment.

Akande also quoted the Emir as saying, while welcoming Osinbajo, that unity among people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds was necessary.

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