The Emir of Daura, Kastina State, Umar Faruk, has described Acting President Yemi Osinbajo as a typical example of loyalty and trustworthiness in politics.
A statement by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice-President, said Mr Faruk made the remark when Mr Osinbajo paid him a courtesy visit in his palace on Thursday.
The statement was made available to reporters in Abuja on Friday.
The emir expressed appreciation to the acting president for being supportive of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is a son of the emirate.
“I can assure you that all us here, myself and my subjects; we are fully and solidly behind you and in support of you.”
“We are happy with you and we are particularly proud of the way you have supported our son, Buhari, in leading our country Nigeria to prosperity.”
“That explains why when you talk about loyalty and trustworthiness among the political class; you stand as an example worthy of note.”
“I wish that you carry on with this level of trustworthiness and continue to uphold the confidence that our son has in you.”
“I can assure you that our son has enormous trust in you, I want you to continue to justify that confidence he reposed in you,“ he said.
The emir said that the nation had never had such a government where the president and his vice president operated under such high level of mutual respect and understanding.
He said that from the onset, the government had demonstrated integrity, adding that Buhari and Osinbajo were men of honour.
The traditional ruler thanked the Governor of Kastina State, Aminu Masari, for his developmental strides and pledged support for his administration.