– Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has suggested Nigerians in opposition to divisive agenda
– Osinbajo stated Nigeria’s unity isn’t negotiable
– The Nigeria’s quantity two citizen stated Nigerians mustn’t fall for any agenda that might undermine unity
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to have robust perception within the unity of the nation and dwell peacefully with each other.
Street2view reports that he made the decision in Lagos on Monday, July 8, whereas talking at a book launch to rejoice the 80th birthday of a former governor of Ogun state, Olusegun Osoba.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) reports the book titled: “Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics,” is a memoir by the previous governor.
Osinbajo stated unity was a vital ingredient of nation-building and greatness of the nation.
He, nevertheless, expressed displeasure with the predilection of some unpatriotic residents to make use of all types of ways to undermine the unity of the nation.
He stated some members of the political class had at all times performed ethnic and spiritual playing cards to pit individuals in opposition to each other, thereby inflicting disaffection.
Osinbajo urged residents to withstand all divisive antics and ways, including that Nigerians mustn’t fall for any agenda that might undermine unity.
He stated claims that President Muhammadu Buhari was pursuing an agenda to Islamise the nation was false and divisive.
Osinbajo stated that the narrative in some quarters that the president was defending killer herdsmen and Boko Haram members was a determined ploy to advertise ethnic and spiritual suspicion.
The vice chairman stated Boko Haram as soon as made makes an attempt on the president’s life, and the incident, which occurred throughout one among his marketing campaign visits, had betrayed the truth that the claims that he was defending them have been simply to trigger disunity.
He stated the federal government was dedicated to the well-being of all Nigerians, and urged residents to unite in opposition to all evils, together with spiritual extremism.
Osinbajo stated that Boko Haram, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and others have been enemies of the nation, urging all residents to affix palms with the governor to root them out.
”The likes of Boko Haram, ISIS, Islamic State West Africa Province and plenty of Salafist-Jihadist ideologies are expansionist ideologies that feed purely on hate, hatred of any person or group that doesn’t belong to their explicit sect.
”They don’t have any redressible grievances so there are not any phrases of reference for peace. Fanatics dedicated to a twisted creed. They exploit the ignorance of the tenets of Islam, poverty and exclusion, recruit women and men and use kids to perpetrate essentially the most heinous atrocities.
“They’re motivated by a satanic need to regulate communities by homicide and terror. Whether or not it’s in Iraq, Borno or Syria their victims are males, ladies and youngsters, Muslim or Christians as long as they don’t share their sick ideology, they aim church buildings, mosques, markets and motor parks the place individuals collect, utilizing kids as human bombs to kill randomly, no matter tribe or religion,” he stated.
Based on him, herder and farmer conflicts, random killings, banditry and kidnapping in numerous elements of the nation are extant challenges that the military has needed to intervene in on a number of events.
”I wish to reassure all Nigerians that these points are being critically tackled by the Federal Authorities, working with the States, by means of a multi-pronged method. No one will probably be allowed to maim, kill or commit different crimes and escape. It’s our obligation to apprehend and punish these criminals and we’re doing and can proceed to take action,” he stated.
Osinbajo described Osoba as a patriotic Nigerian, saying he had made nice impacts in journalism and politics.
He stated that one of many exceptional attributes of the previous governor was his “Pan-Nigerianism”, as he had been in a position to construct bridges and make buddies throughout all elements of the nation.
The vice president congratulated him on his 80th birthday, saying he had little doubt that the previous governor was nonetheless stuffed with power to contribute extra to nation-building.