Vice President Yemi Osinbajo recently aimed a funny dig at some of the Muslim Ministers in the federal cabinet, saying they have not been behaving as they should during the Ramadan fast.
The Ministers in Osinbajo’s cross-hairs were Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
He lightened the mood with this statement when President Muhammadu Buhari hosted him and some ministers to Iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday, May 13, 2019.
His words were, “Mr President, I must say that there are some reasons I had always looked forward to, during the Ramadan session. But some of those reasons are now being seriously challenged,”
“The first of those reasons is that during the Ramadan, meetings are usually very short. But, unfortunately, last Wednesday Mr. President seemed to have destroyed that very good notion by taking us through the longest FEC meeting in the history of the federal executive council.
“So, we shouldn’t expect anymore that meetings will necessarily be short during the Ramadan.
“The second is that some of my friends are far less troublesome during the Ramadan. People like Lai Mohammed, Abba Kyari, Adamu Adamu…they are usually very well behaved during the Ramadan. But I’m not even sure that that is true anymore.
“So, I think that all we can truly expect now from the session is possibility of what it was meant to do which is to remind us of some of our responsibilities to ourselves as brothers and to our fellow men/women especially our roles as leaders.
“I think it is auspicious that this particular Ramadan falls on the eve of the new term in office.
“So, it is an opportunity for us to remind ourselves of the core mandates which is the welfare and security of majority of our people.”