Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, Gbajabiamila, Yakasai preach unity
The founding Secretary-General of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and former member House Of Representatives, Dr. Usman Bugaje has described the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a sham, which may likely not produce any meaningful result at the end of the day.
The university don also expressed concern that Nigeria is fast sliding toward the precipice, as ethnic and religious conflicts continue unabated. However, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Speaker House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila and Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai emphasised the need for all ethnic nationalities to work towards peaceful existence and unity, if the country must make meaningful development.
The personalities, in separate speeches delivered at the 25th Anniversary of the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos, Dr. Mohammed Abubakar Bambado, held at the Federal Palace Hotel, noted that the country needs unity and peaceful co-existence of its components “more than even before.”
In his lecture titled: ‘Nigeria in Turbulent Times: Pathways to peaceful Co-existence and National Cohesion’ Bugaje said:“The fight against corruption is, to say the least, profoundly disappointing. With people running the corridors of power accused of big-time corruption, with DSS and EFCC operatives in open street fight, protecting an official accused of corruption, we must be worried not only about losing the war against corruption, but also losing our sense of shame. With the leader of a ruling party inviting people with corruption cases to join his party and be let off the hook and making good his promise, one would wonder what more is left of this fight…”
Lamenting the spate of insecurity in the nation, he warned that, with over 70 per cent of the nation in the 16 to 40 years age bracket, “and largely unemployed, we don’t need a soothsayer to see what is waiting to happen.”
Meanwhile, Osinbajo, represented at the occasion, commended the peaceful co-existence between the Hausa/Fulani and Yoruba communities, especially in Lagos, while Sanwo-Olu and Gbajabiamila said the bond between both communities have been fantastic over the years.