Vice President Osinbajo has said Nigeria’s cultural diversity, hard work, innovation and infectious optimism of its people are some of the attributes that make it a great country, one that welcomes all classes of people from all over the world.

Osinbajo, who stated this during the 1st 2023 Award of Nigerian Citizenship by Registration and Naturalization to 385 foreign nationals, said Nigeria is a nation brimming with cultural diversity.

Osinbajo noted that Nigerians are hardworking and innovative people with never-ending optimism and abundant capacity for hope, adding that we are a warm and generous people, connected by a vast social network of family and friends.

While noting the difficult task of nation-building, the out-going Vice President said, nation-building is not a walk in the park, nor a day’s work, pointing out that while we fully appreciate our challenges, we must not underestimate how far we have come in just six decades of nationhood.

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To the newest citizens of Nigeria, the Vice President charges them to extend their pledge of loyalty beyond the flag to include obedience to the laws of the land as well as the ideals of the anthem and national pledge to do what you have pledged in your daily lives and in all situations.

This, according to Osinbajo, they can do by “ earning an honest living, paying taxes and dues, volunteering for national and local causes, and making positive and useful contributions to the advancement, progress, and well-being of the communities you reside in,”