Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused Nigeria’s elite of being the country’s biggest advocates of insecurity. At the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja, Osinbajo addressed at a conference and award ceremony. According to him, if the elite and other Nigerians return to a consensus, insecurity in all parts of the nation would be handled.
On Thursday, September 9, Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, accused the country’s elite for encouraging insecurity. According to The Punch, ethnic and regional feelings, actions, and statements are being used to foster instability in the country.
According to NG Times, Osinbajo spoke at a conference and award ceremony on the topic of “National and Regional Insecurity: The Role of Political and Non-Political Actors in Stabilization and Consensus-Building” at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
According to Osinbajo, the elite’s unconsidered criticism of government operations is a formula for insurgency and insurgency, and insecurity in all parts of the nation would be handled if the elite and other Nigerians return to a consensus.
When it comes to dealing with the problem of insecurity, the vice president stated that the elite has been irresponsible.
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.”
On Thursday, September 9, the president was said to be perplexed as to why certain Igbo men are calling for secession. Igbo people are important in Nigeria, according to the president, and they have thriving companies all throughout the country. Buhari’s visit to Imo state occurred just two months after Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was apprehended abroad and extradited to Nigeria to stand prosecution.