Nigeria’s former Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, has received praises from Nigerians on social media for living a modest lifestyle after leaving office.
Many Nigerians said that his life was an exemplary demonstration of humility and simplicity.
This was triggered by a post made on X (former Twitter) platform on Saturday, November 4 2023, by the publisher of Ovation Magazine, Chief Dele Momodu, who shared a testimony of an unnamed source about his wife’s encounter with Prof. Osinbajo at the Detroit Metro Airport, Michigan, United States of America (USA).
The source was amazed that the former VP, who only left office six months ago, had no security or orderlies around him.
He commended Prof. Osinbajo’s humility and his simplicity, which was evident in the way he interacted with his wife at the airport.
Dele Momodu’s post reads, “Former VP, less than 6 months out of office, at the Detroit Metro Airport, no security, no orderly, na him carry him back (bag) all by himself like any other traveller, my wife didn’t even recognize (him) until he showed is (his) Nigerian passport. Respect.” Unidentified Author.
The post generated a lot of positive reactions from Nigerians on X, who described Prof. Osinbajo’s simplicity as God’s gift and advised other past politicians to emulate him. Some of the comments are:
@Oluwaseun wrote: “This is the kind of leader we need in Nigeria. Prof. Osinbajo is a humble and simple man. He does not need security or orderlies to travel. He carries his own bag and relates with people like a normal human being. He is a role model for other politicians.”
@Chinwe wrote: “Wow, this is amazing. Prof. Osinbajo is living a modest lifestyle after leaving office. He is not arrogant or pompous about his former position. He is a true servant of the people. I respect him a lot.”
@Abdul wrote: “Prof. Osinbajo is a rare gem. He is a humble and simple man. He is not corrupt or greedy. He served Nigeria with integrity and dignity. He is a blessing to this nation. I pray that God will continue to protect him and bless him.”