BY OLORUNSOLA JOHN OLUDAISI
The visiting students of the prestigious Havard Business School in the United States were full of praises of the Nigerian Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo who they met on a courtesy visit at Aso Rock in Abuja on Monday.
The meeting was summed up with a thumbs up from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The Nigerian delegation which was part of the Harvard Business School students were grinning from ear to ear. This is a man in whom they are well pleased.
Numbering about 12, the students who are currently on an African excursion asked questions about government policies in education, health and economy. They also asked questions on leadership, faith and national image.
The VP proved to them that there is more to Nigeria than what they see on TV or read on pages of newspapers.
That the Vice President left them spellbound was an understatement. In one meeting, he exuded his leadership dexterity and detailed what is possible in Nigeria. In his usual way, he marketed Nigeria and the possibilities that lie in the country.
While they were surprised about the economic viability of Nigeria. They wanted more. They want to tap more from the well of knowledge of the VP. There is nothing more satisfying than ingesting first-hand knowledge from an erudite Law Professor who is revered globally, not only because of his oratory prowess but because of his intellectual acuity, integrity, honesty and uprightness.
According to the VP: “for me, spirituality connotes values. I came into government with values about what I think is important, especially around transparency, social justice and justice, among others. You are almost always a product of the values you believe in. Fortunately, a lot of these values cut across the different faiths, they are not necessarily restricted to religion or one faith.”
The VP is a man amongst wolves and Nigeria’s rare chance to put itself firmly on the global map.
If only Nigeria knew what it has.