Nigeria’ll Be Great Loser If We Break Up — Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned requires the division of Nigeria saying there are “more opportunities for prosperity” if Nigeria stays an indivisible entity.

According to him, Nigeria will lose enormously if the nation divides.

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He acknowledged that the nation will be unable to defeat crime peradventure disintegration happens.

Osinbajo acknowledged this when he spoke on the National Social Cohesion Dialogue organised by the Africa Polling Institute, in Abuja on Thursday, August 26.

He stated regardless of the actions of those that need Nigeria divided, the nation will prevail over its challenges.

“All Nigerians have a constitutional right to live, work and enjoy their lives in peace and safety under the law. The classification of Nigerians as ’indigenes’ and non-indigenes” is a type of apartheid and contradicts our declared aspirations in direction of equality and unity.

“This is why once we launched our Social Investment Programmes; the eligible beneficiaries have been chosen primarily based on their states of residence and none was discriminated towards on any foundation. This was in step with the concept that the one true path to nationwide progress lies in broadening entry to alternative for all Nigerians with out qualification.

“Our destinies have become so interlinked as to be inseparable. This is why this administration is investing heavily in transportation infrastructure – road, rail, sea and river ports – to reduce the distances between our people and link localities to markets and enable trade, travel and tourism.

“We must ensure that we see it for what it is – a criminal act which must be punished according to the law and not an ethnic conflict. Criminals must not be seen or treated as anything other than criminals and certainly not as representatives of any ethnic or religious group. Nigeria will be a great loser if we break up.

“We will not defeat crime by dividing ourselves. We can only overcome it by uniting against our common enemy – the criminals who terrorize our people.

“Nigeria will be a great loser if we were to break up; when we see the greatest economic advantage to our size about to come to life. In short, staying together as a collective affords each of our communities far more opportunities for prosperity than they would have if they went their separate ways. We have all that it takes to be truly more than the sum of our parts,” he stated.

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Nigeria’ll Be Great Loser If We Break Up — Osinbajo

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