Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram would be released soon.
Speaking in an interview with Bond FM 92.9 in Lagos, Osinbajo maintained that the federal government was working frantically to secure Leah’s release as well as other abducted victims.
He stressed that there was never a time the government stopped working on the release of Leah Sharibu and other girls abducted by Boko Haram.
VP Osinbajo said the government is optimistic of her return.
According to him, “There are people who act as middlemen who know how to reach out to them. The govt will get Leah Sharibu and the others back from Boko Haram.”
He also reiterated that President Buhari does not have any intentions to Islamize Nigeria, adding that the President even refused to join the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
“He rejected the offer to join OIC as a military head of state without a national assembly to stop him. It was General Ibrahim Babangida who later joined the organization where Nigeria is still a member,” he said.
He also noted that it was during former President, Olusegun Obasanjo that Nigeria had 12 states that became Sharia states.
“Just imagine that it was during this government that 12 States began to practice Sharia law, they would have said he was planning to Islamize Nigeria.
“Let me tell you something, no one can Islamize Nigeria and certainly President Buhari is the kind of man to do such a thing,” he added.