Vice President Osinbajo Reveals Those Promoting Insecurity in Nigeria
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused Nigerian elite as the main promoters of insecurity in the country.
Osinbajo spoke at a conference and award ceremony at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.
According to him, insecurity in every part of the country would be addressed if the elite and other Nigerians return to a consensus.
ICT, Abuja – Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president on Thursday, September 9, blamed the Nigerian elite for promoting insecurity in the country.
It was reported that insecurity is being promoted in the country through ethnic and regional sentiments, activities and utterances.
It was gathered that Osinbajo spoke at a conference and award ceremony at the International Conference Centre, Abuja with the theme: “National and regional insecurity:
The role of political and non-political actors in stabilization and consensus-building.”
Osinbajo said the elite’s criticism of the activities of government without consideration was a recipe for insurrection and insurgency, adding that insecurity in every part of the country would be addressed if the elite and other Nigerians return to a consensus.
The vice president stressed that the elite has been irresponsible when it comes to addressing the scourge of insecurity.
He said: “Some of the elite can’t come to a consensus when it comes to insecurity. Most elite who were promoting ethnic agenda depend on dubious activities in promoting regional and ethnic cards.
The elite use that to acquire more for themselves. Our political, economic, and religious elite should be socially irresponsible. “Either by selfish interest or lack of self-awareness are unable to build the social and political consensus upon which a just and orderly society can start. They promote tribal and religious frontline for legitimacy.”