- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigerians can overcome division through faith and solidarity
- Vice President Osinbajo also called for a renewal of the social contract, elite consensus and constructive engagement to move the nation forward
- The Vice President particularly urged the Nigerian elites to lead by example, making sacrifices for the nation and healing rifts instead of starting them / strong>
FCT, Abuja – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has stated that the Nigerians, despite the current challenges facing the country must avoid drifting into voices addressing darker impulses.
He said citizens should instead meet fear, despair and division with inspiring faith, creative optimism and solidarity.
He requested the Explicitly on elites to act in solidarity and to create a consensus in order to solve contentious problems in the nation and d widen the range of possibilities, especially for young people.
The Vice President said the country’s political, economic and religious leaders must avoid divisive narratives in order to bring all Nigerians together, heal divides between communities and build bridges over ditches.
Osinbajo stated this on Thursday evening, September 9th in Abuja during his keynote at the Leadership Conference and Awards on the topic: National and regional insecurity: The role of political and non-political actors in stabilization and consensus-building.
He noted that the nation’s elites must stop relying on or promoting tribal and religious fault lines for legitimacy, adding that external greens en cannot thrive in society without serious internal weaknesses.
The Vice President said that all Nigerians must strive to promote civilized values - including the affirmation of value and the Holiness of human life instead of violence, ethnic and religious fault lines to drive national change.
Although he emphasized the need to reform institutions for law and order to flourish, the Osinbajo pointed out the importance of building consensus and mediating elite competition and conflict in order to “find an acceptable middle ground”. ‘among contentious options for solving problems. ”
The VP called for compromises and broad constructive engagement on national issues, but reiterated the need for all Nigerians, regardless of tribe, ethnicity or religion to c ome together to build a nation.
He urged Nigerians to resist the temptation to be misled by those with ulterior motives to advance certain agitations.
VP Osinbajo is known for regularly preaching peace
Recall that Vice President Osinbajo recently called on leaders to be ready to risk their popularity like South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela to promote peace in Nigeria.
He made the comment during his speech when he was on Monday, August 30th, a delegation from the Muslim Publ ic Affairs Center.
Osinbajo said leaders need to understand the value of respectful nonviolent communication to ensure that conflict does not turn into violence.
Osinbajo urges Nigerians to love one another and says the country will remain unbreakable
Osinbajo stated this on Thursday, August 26th, at the Africa Polling’s organized National Social Cohesion Dialogue Institute that took place in the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Center in Abuja.
He emphasized the common interests of Nigerians in different areas of life and stated that the diversity of Nigeria can be used, to drive further economic growth.