Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has called on citizens to resist any action that could destroy the nation’s unity.
The VP reportedly stated this while speaking at Ikenne, his hometown in Ogun State on Tuesday. Osinbajo in the statement made available to newsmen by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said the country must remain stronger together than splitting apart.
Naija News understands that the VP stated this during the visit where he revalidated his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Osinbajo stated that the cries of justice, fairness and equity by communities must be attended to within the same union. He said: “We must resist any attempt to destroy the unity of this country. Our people have lived and worked together for decades, even centuries.
“While we must attend to the cries of communities, and the cries of our people for justice, equity and fairness, we can do so within this same union. Ultimately we are stronger together than apart,” the statement quoted Osinbajo as saying.
The VP expressed hope that the newly appointed Service Chiefs will lead to fresh strategies to tackle insurgency in the North East as well as banditry and kidnapping in other parts of the country.
Naija News understands that the event was graced by the presence of Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Niger State Governor, Sani Beĺlo; Senator Lawan Shuaibu and a former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba.
Meanwhile, Naija News has reported that the World Trade Organization is set to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its first female and first African leader next week.
WTO on Tuesday disclosed that it would hold a special meeting of its General Council on February 15 “to consider the appointment of the next WTO director-general”.