Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos, met with acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, on Thursday, the Oba thereafter admonished Nigerians to criticize the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration only constructively.
Emerging from the closed door meeting with Osinbajo, the monarch said during an interaction with State House correspondents, Oba Akiolu called for Nigerians to be patient with the administration.
He also prayed that the president would return to the country from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom hale and hearty.
Akiolu pointed out that Osinbajo should be grateful to God for reaching the position of the Vice President considering his humble background.
Asked about his mission in the acting President’s office, he said: “I have found time to see my former law lecturer and once more to convey to him the wishes and prayers of Lagos so that by the grace of God, the Almighty Allah, that our President will return to us hale and hearty and all will be well with in this country provided all of us are sincere and we cooperate with the government and we tell the government what we feel constructive and not destructive criticisms.
“We have to be absolutely patient and provide useful suggestions to move the country forward. It’s very funny. Prophet Ayub was sick to the extent that maggots were coming out of all of his body and Allah brought him back not to talk of somebody who is not like that. In sha Allah, by the grace of Almighty, our President will be back to all of us.”
On Osinbajo’s position as Vice President, the monarch said: “As I told the Acting President now, God blessed him more than how he expected. He was a law teacher; very quiet, easy going and he is always with his bible and see what God has done for him.
“He is not interested in any political thing but God had destined that he will be the number two man.
“All of us should pray for the two of them and for Nigeria to be very successful provided we are and close to God and very absolutely honest in everything we are doing. All will be well with us.”