Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday , admitted that millions of Nigerians were extremely poor .
He said elected leaders would be irresponsible if they did not collaborate and sort out what he called the nation’s life -threatening problems.
Osinbajo said these at the closing of the two- day executive – legislative leadership retreat held at the Presidential Villa , Abuja .
He said members of the executive and legislative arms of government had to collaborate if they were not to fail Nigerians, who gave them the opportunity to serve at high leadership levels .
Osinbajo said , “ Let me say that every generation of leadership must understand context . Law itself must be interpreted and implemented in context .
“ What is the reality of the context that we operate in today ? We all know our nation has millions of extremely poor people; the COVID – 19 pandemic has worsened employment and poverty .
“ We have huge deficits in infrastructure; many children are out of school . If that is our context , we will be callous and irresponsible if we don ’t come together, work together to sort out these grave life -threatening problems our people have to confront every day. ”