– Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria as a country has much more to gain by remaining together
– Osinbajo faults the narrative that the diversity of Nigeria is a setback, noting that great nations stay together despite their diversity
– The vice president says Nigeria must be united in order to achieve its manifest destiny of leading Africa and the world
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is very important and more beneficial for Nigeria as a nation to remain together, than to be apart.
Speaking during a convocation lecture at the Osun State University on Saturday, September 21, Osinbajo urged Nigerians to continue to promote unity and togetherness rather than promoting division, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He faulted the narrative that the diversity of Nigeria was a setback, noting that great nations stay together despite their diversity.
“It is not true that our diversity is an impediment to our sustainability; our strength is in our size. Great nations are those that stay together despite their diversity, he said.
“Going our separate ways will not solve our problems; staying together will be of great benefit to us.
“Nigeria still holds the key to Africa’s development and remains a regional champion.
“Our manifest destiny is to lead Africa and the world, so we must be united.
“Nigeria’s outstanding endowments are facing challenges, but the nation must follow the path that made other nations great.” He emphasised the need for Nigeria to embrace merit over quota in appointments, and also invest in human development capital.
In a related report, Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his conviction that Nigeria has great hopes towards development as its success is key to Africa’s development.
Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the vice president delivered the 8th convocation lecture of the Osun State University.