Nigerians Are Unbreakable, Do Not Hate Each Other, Says Osinbajo

Nigerians Are Unbreakable, Do Not Hate Each Other, Says Osinbajo

  • Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has stated that Nigerians love each other unlike the picture painted out there by some evil forces
  • The vice president, however, noted that to address the grievances of some citizens, fair and swift justice is essential
  • Professor Osinbajo also says the classification of indigenes and non-indigenes in the country is apartheid

FCT, Abuja - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that despite the activities of those with divisive agenda, Nigeria will prevail over her tribulations due to the resilience, faith, hope, and strength of its people.

Professor Osinbajo stated this on Thursday, August 26 at the National Social Cohesion Dialogue organized by the Africa Polling Institute, which was held at the Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Centre, Abuja.

Osinbajo says the notion that Nigerians hate each other is false. Photo credit: Sodiq Adelakun/AFP
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Describing Nigerians as unbreakable people, Osinbajo emphasized the shared interests of Nigerians across different facets of life, noting that Nigeria's diversity can be used to drive further economic growth.

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His words:

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“Despite the divisive rhetoric of demagogues and the utterances of those who profit from disharmony, Nigerians do not hate each other.
“Every day, millions of Nigerians of different ethnicities and creeds comingle, make common causes and forge friendships across our fabled fault lines.”

Recall that VP Osinbajo was recently described as an individual who fits the description of an ideal Nigerian president.

This was stated by a poll conducted by the ThisDay Group, publishers of ThisDay newspaper, and owners of Arise TV.

Editors of the media organisation described Osinbajo in glowing terms while noting that he will do well as the country's number one citizen.

Meanwhile, VP Osinbajo has said that his primary assignment in government is to serve the Nigerian people and honour God.

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Osinbajo stated this on Sunday, August 15 during the 65th birthday and retirement thanksgiving service for a notable Nigerian pilot, Captain Usman Saleh Yahaya, which was held at ECWA Goodnews Church, Maitama, Abuja.

His words:

“The scriptures say that we are the salt of the earth. Every time people ask me, they say, oh, why are you in government? And I say, why not? The calling of God upon our lives is that we must be in service.”


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