DEEP OFFSHORE ACT: Again, Nigerians Mock Osinbajo, Say Shame Won’t Allow Him To Resign

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Nigerians on social media have come hard on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government following the recent signing of the amended Deep Offshore Act.
Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerians on social media have come hard on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government following the recent signing of the amended Deep Offshore Act.

They wonder why taxpayers money was spent just to transport a bill to Buhari in London to sign while there is a Vice president in the country who could have signed it within seconds.


President Muhammadu Buhari had signed the amended Deep Offshore Act on Monday in London.

According to him, the Bill will generate at least $500m additional revenue for the Nigerian government

The Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, was with him when he signed the Act.


But this did not go down well with some Nigerians, as they queried the function of the office of Vice President, Osinbajo.

According to them, this singular act shows that the Vice president has been relegated and is a deliberate plan against him ahead of 2023.

Some also said that the VP knew that he has been relegated but shame will not let him resign from his office.

Below are their reactions:

@Aisha Yesufu “Is Muhammadu Buhari back in Nigeria? Did he cancel his private visit to London? Is he in London with his Chief of Staff while on private visit? Who’s paying? Did the CoS fly to meet him in London to get the bill assented? Why the heck do we have a Vice President?

@Gimbakakanda “You can no longer convince me that there’s no deliberate ploy to relegate and undermine @ProfOsinbajo ahead of 2023. This function in a foreign country could’ve been performed by the Vice President, as done in the past, if power had been handed over to him. This is bad optics.”


@_Muffasa “Osibanjo that has been relegated since, he himself knows it, but shame won’t let him resign from the comedy .”

@Tobymaribe1 “It’s unfortunate you as a young person posted this story. You should question why our government is run this way. Did Kyari travel with out tax payers money to London for a task that will take the Vice President two seconds to do?

@Ojogiwaso “Does the SGF has constitutional right to do the function? Does the President has constitutional rights to sign a bill while outside the shore of the country? Does the President has constitutional rights not to transcend power to his Vice while he will not exceed certain days 1.“

@Bardenkurmi “President Buhari has for the second time this year failed to empower the VP as acting President, knowing he will be away for 3 weeks. Abba Kyari now run a courier service between Abuja and London instead.”

@Iamswaga01 “From the UK? They took the document to him, when he can easily have handed over to Osinbande to do such job for him here. Nigeria is really on autopilot.”

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