On Monday, Vice President Faisal Naseem stated that every individual should strive to fulfil their responsibilities with honesty, integrity, and sincerity to earn respect, adding that respect does not come overnight. He made these remarks during an address at the Maldives National University's (MNU) 'Fahi Mustagbal’ Speaker Series 2023.

During the address, the Vice President shared insights from his experiences navigating responsibility and delved into the strength of accountability and determination. In this regard, he detailed his work and life experiences before attaining the post of Vice President. He further stated that he found it easier to work with people's advice and guidance, noting that he believed everyone could teach him something.

The Vice President additionally highlighted his personal experiences with striving towards success. He noted that when he faced obstacles in the workplace, he confronted them head-on, found a solution, and carried on instead of giving up.

In his address, the Vice President encouraged every individual to serve the nation in any capacity they can, regardless of their job or position in society and emphasised the importance of remembering those who guide them.

During the event, the Vice President also responded to questions from audience members.