In an address to Nigerians in New York, Vice President Yemi Osibanjo said, “With respect to general kidnapping which we have seen in parts of the country again, this is not entirely new. In fact, some of the kidnapping stories you read or listen to are simply not true anywhere. Some are fuelled by politics.”
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo is a professor of law and a pastor in Redeemed Christian Church of God. That a man of such standing should choose to lie about such matter defines the hopelessness of the Zoo called Nigeria.
Osibanjo wasn’t doing anything new, however. The entire leadership frame of Nigeria is built on lies. As a matter of fact, Nigeria as a country thrives on lies. Although the discussion between America’s vice president, Mike Pence, and the lying Osibanjo wasn’t made public, given Nigeria’s shameful antecedent, one can say for certain Nigeria’s vice president overfed his American counterpart with lies.
Osibanjo’s lie was intended to downplay the woeful security situation in the country before the International community. Yet, countries like Britain, Canada, Australia, Republic of Ireland and New Zealand, have warned and continue to warn their citizens to steer clear of Nigeria as the country is without any shred of security.