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Osinbanjo urges Nigerian elites to make sacrifices

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the elites in any society must be prepared to make the sacrifices for the benefit of the people.

Prof. Osinbajo said this Thursday as Special Guest of Honour at the “Nigeria at 62 Independence Day Anniversary Public Lecture” held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja.

He said: “The story of successful societies is quite simple. It is usually the story of how the society’s elite – its best educated, its political, religious class, influence, direct and lead their societies to progress.”

Osinbanjo’s comments echoe that of his principal, Muhammadu Buhari, who earlier this month during a visit to Imo State, blamed the Nigerian elites for not “sitting and thinking hard” about Nigeria.