My Job Is A Very Difficult One Says Osinbajo
Are you aspiring or dreaming to be the vice president of Nigeria?
The incumbent officer, Yemi Osinbajo wants you to know that uneasy lies the head that wears this crown.
He said the job of the President or Vice-President is so difficult that no one can do it for a lifetime.
According to a statement on Tuesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo spoke while answering questions from pupils of the LEA Government Primary School, Life Camp, Abuja as part of activities to mark the 2018 International Book and Copyright Day on Monday.
Akande made the transcript of the question and answer segment of the event available to journalists on Tuesday.
When a pupil asked how Osinbajo creates time for his wife and children despite his tight schedule, the Vice-President said, “We live in Aguda House, where we see each other practically all the time.
“But I must say that it is very difficult because I travel a lot to different parts of the country, and so, I am not usually at home, I am not usually in Abuja.
“That’s one of the reasons why there are tenures for the President or Vice-President – four years, eight years maximum.
“So, you can’t do this kind of work for the rest of your life because it’s very difficult.”
When asked what his duties were as the Vice-President, Osinbajo said he assisted the President in carrying out his big responsibilities.
“As the Vice-President of Nigeria, I assist the President of Nigeria in carrying out his responsibilities, and those responsibilities are very big indeed."