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Osinbajo: Without Public Office, I Would Have Remained Pressure Group Activist.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on wednesday said without public office, he would have remained pressure group activist without rolling out the improvements that Nigeria required. 

The Vice President also said that the nation can't stand to have its best mind and most dedicated social activists remain only in the civil space, exhorting that they ought to partake in politics.

Talking at a virtual for where he communicated with Nigerian Fellows of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Prof. Osinbajo said the way of changing society is generally subject to the activities and choices of the individuals who possess public offices.

According to the Vice President, “you need to go the extra length if you are not already involved, get involved in politics—while a lot can be achieved in civil society, government still holds the ace in terms of capacity and resources to bring social goods to the largest numbers.

Commending the innovation and creativity of the fellows, Prof. Osinbajo said “within any generation, only a few wholeheartedly take on that challenge – the challenge of building a society. Most believe that the task is for someone else and that such endeavors cannot pay the bills.”

He recalled his days in civil society engagements and later in politics as Lagos State Attorney-General, saying, “it took public office for me to be able to get the scale of change that is required to make a difference.

Without public office I would have remained a pressure group activist, I would have done some nice things, but I wouldn’t have been able to make the changes that my country required, he added.

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