Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the kidnappings, killings and banditry the country is faced with are not peculiar to her.
The Professor of Law said this at ‘The Nigeria Social Cohesion Dialogue and Unveiling of the 2021 Nigeria Social Cohesion Survey Report” by the African Polling Institution (API) in Abuja on Thursday.
“We must remind ourselves of certain truths. The first is that our present challenges are neither unique nor exceptional,” said Mr Osinbajo.
He continued, “various nations at various points in their histories underwent similar tribulations. Many nations throughout history and across the world have had to tackle this same task. Many are still doing so.”
“It is within our powers to address these challenges and emerge from them even stronger as a people. Whether it is lifting people out of poverty, promoting economic growth and securing territory from domestic and foreign enemies or healing communities torn apart by conflict, addressing historical grievances, doing justice and forging a common identity in a diverse society – many nations throughout history and across the world have had to tackle these same tasks.”
“Many are still doing so. It is within our power to address these issues and emerge from them even stronger as a people,” Mr Osinbajo said.