Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will in the next four years address the deficiencies in the quality of human resources caused by poor education and healthcare, among other agendas of the current administration.
Osinbajo unveiled the president’s agenda while speaking on Monday, April 1 at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he had attended and delivered the Convocation Lecture ahead of the university’s 50th anniversary.
The vice president said Nigeria’s prosperity means a decent existence for all. In his words, the vice president said; “Second, that prosperity so defined will be attained if we are able to address the issues of extreme poverty, productivity, corruption, the rule of law and the deficiencies in the quality of human resources caused by poor education and healthcare.
“We must have a robust enough healthcare system that ensures that the average person is in good health, an educational system that guarantees education capable of preparing children for the opportunities and challenges of a knowledge economy.
“in planning the path to prosperity, we also took into account the age-old weaknesses of the Nigerian economy and the illusion of prosperity that frequently distorts our understanding of the actual fragility of our economy.”
He said that Nigeria needed to prioritise the building of infrastructure especially rail, roads, power and ports; productivity as it diversified from oil and gas.
Osinbajo said that more would be done in the fight against public sector corruption and developing a new educational curriculum that emphasises Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.
“Others include; adopting a new approach to resourcing healthcare; putting in place a social investment programme that deals with issues of extreme poverty and unemployment. Our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan effectively addressed these issues,” he said.