Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to joins hands with the government to change the country’s fortune, noting that only prayer and fasting will not grow the economy.
He stated this on Wednesday, May 24, while speaking with heads of ministries, departments, and agencies at the State House.
He charged government officials to be the drivers of transparency and efficiency in doing business in the country.
He spoke on the background of the three executive orders he signed last Thursday.
“Every time we postpone processes of businesses, we delay the prosperity of many. If you help others move forward you will find help. Don’t see this as a government policy but a personal policy,” he told them.
Osinbajo also revealed that there would be an extensive communication network between the government and the MDAs to ensure that the orders are fully complied with.
He said, “We are going to need extensive customer care, call centres, feedback mechanism a lot of work is already going on between SERVICOM and I suspect that each ministry, department and agency will have to take responsibility.
“No matter how long we pray and fast, our nation won’t grow until some of us decide to do the hard work that will make our nation work.”
He urged civil servants to discharge their duties diligently, adding that “every time we say come back next week for something we could do today; we postpone the prosperity of that person and the nation.”
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