Economic crisis: We are open to advice, says Osinbajo

Vice-President-Yemi-Osinbajo

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the current administration is open to advice on how to improve the economy.

Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Osinbajo said the government will continue to explain its policies to the people.

He said so far, ministers had gone to eight states to hold town hall meetings where they explain government’s policies.

Osinbajo added that with the kind ‎of efforts put in place by the government, recession will soon be history.

“We are committed to a continuous engagement with our people to explain government policies, receive advice and criticism,” he said.

“Cabinet Ministers ‎have gone round eight states so far holding town hall meetings, the most recent was yesterday in Ilorin.

There will be more of such meetings in the other states that are yet to be visited. With complete focus on ‎improving the economy, recession will soon be history,” he said.

He commended the police for being professional during Monday’s nationwide protests.

“I commend the IG and his officers for handling the protests with professionalism and respect for the rights of citizens,” he said.