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Osinbajo says religious misinformation can tear Nigeria

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has warned that religious misinformation by the media is capable of creating conflict that could completely get out of hand and jeopardise citizens’ lives and property.

Osinbajo, who gave this warning yesterday in Abuja at an inter-faith tolerance dialogue organised by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Embassy, regretted that most Nigerians were not enlightened enough to differentiate between fact and fiction.

He argued that the conflict in the country presently was that of extremism and not religious, adding that religious leaders must go beyond rhetorics and provide good leadership, build bridges and seek common ground.

Noting that the media play crucial role in shaping the economy, Osinbajo stressed the need for the media to avoid the temptation of demonising a whole group because of an individual.


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