Well Meaning Nigerians Must Join Hands To Fight Evil – Osinbajo
BEVERLY HILLS, March 06, (THEWILL) – Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has called on all Nigerians who believe in pursuing the good of the nation to come together in order to fight against evil and those who perpetrate it in the country.
Osinbajo made the call over the weekend as Special Guest of Honour at the 2016 Khituk Gwong Day, in Fadan Kagoma, Kaduna State, calling for a new tribe of Nigerians drawn from all faiths, tribes and ethnicity.
He said in too many instances, leaders drawn from different areas of the nation’s life have tried to use religion and ethnicity to cause division in a bid to attain political and other selfish ends.
“Sometimes political leaders use religion to divide, they use ethnicity to oppress the people,” the VP said adding that a new Nigeria is now emerging that will include Christians, Moslems, people of all faiths and those who confess no faith.
He said those Nigerians of the New Tribe are those who believe in truth, honesty and justice among other virtues that advance the right course for the country.
“This new Nigeria must be based on love for each other,” and must value integrity, Prof. Osinbajo declared stressing that it is indeed mandated in his own personal faith of Christianity to love everyone including “your enemy. ”
According to him, those who have been stealing from and looting the nation’s coffers are drawn from all ethnicity and faiths, but are united in their quest to steal. “When they are stealing the nation’s money they are completely united,” the Vice President noted.
The Vice President said it is important that those who are doing good for the nation should also band together as he praised both the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and the Kpop Gwong, His Royal Highness Paul Zakka Wyom, the main hosts of the Khituk Gwong Day celebrations, as good examples of the new Nigeria.
“Those who are determined to do good, we must encourage them and we must not allow any kind of division to blur our determination,” says the VP, who also commended Mallam El-Rufai for completing road projects started by the former Kaduna State Governor, the late Patrick Yakowa, which had been abandoned by the subsequent state government.
Story by David Oputah