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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Osinbajo Tells Northern Traditional Leaders ''We All Agree Our Nation Should Remain One

Acting President gives an overall view, so far, of his ongoing consultations over ethnic agitations and exchanges between groups in the North and South-East at Iftar dinner he hosted earlier tonight at the Presidential Villa with Northern Traditional Rulers.



''The way that we see things developing around our nation today (obviously as you said, even within families, you have disputes, you have controversies) is worrisome. All of us have however agreed that our nation must remain one. When we spoke yesterday with traditional rulers from the South-East; despite the issues that were raised here and there. I think that there is clarity as to that one thing, that our country ought to remain, must remain a united country''.




FULL REMARKS BY THE ACTING PRESIDENT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, HIS EXCELLENCY, PROF. YEMI OSINBAJO, SAN, GCON AT IFTAR WITH TRADITIONAL RULERS FROM THE NORTH AT THE OLD STATE HOUSE BANQUET HALL, ABUJA ON JUNE 19, 2017.




Let me first say how honoured I am by the visit of all of your royal highnesses today for this Iftar. And just as you-(Sultan of Sokoto) said, it involved a bit of movement back and forth; the Sultan just arrived this morning from a trip abroad and he is still able to make it here.


So, I am really grateful for your consenting to come to join us at this Iftar but also to wait till tomorrow despite the plans that you may have made.


Our nation requires the kind of maturity, the kind of leadership that you have displayed and I want to thank you for that leadership and for that maturity.


It is heartwarming to know that we have leaders especially traditional leaders, who are prepared to make sacrifices, who are prepared to make concessions and compromises for the good of our nation and I want to thank you for that great leadership.


In particular, I want to thank the Sultan for always being there, for always being ready to offer advice and in many times to offer an alternative view to what might appear to be the popular view and I am extremely grateful to you for all of that support.


The way that we see things developing around our nation today (obviously as you said, even within families, you have disputes, you have controversies) is worrisome.


All of us have however agreed that our nation must remain one. When we spoke yesterday with traditional rulers from the South-East; despite the issues that were raised here and there. I think that there is clarity as to that one thing, that our country ought to remain, must remain a united country.


Just as I said to them yesterday, a lot of blood has been shed on account of the unity of our country and our faithfulness even to the lives of those who have made the supreme sacrifice to this country, demands that we do everything on our part to keep this country together.


And in any event, the greatest nations in the world are those nations who have the size as well as the human resources in particular to make the best of that size, and I think our nation has that and the mere fact that we have such a large nation and so well-endowed, in terms of human resources.


I think that we are in the best position not only to be truly great but to ensure that all of our people benefit from the greatness of our country.

So, I want to thank you again for your kindness and for doing us this honour of attending this Iftar and for sharing the love of the season.


I pray that the almighty God will bless you and keep your kingdoms safe and also extend your own lives so that you will rule your kingdoms for long and you will rule your kingdoms in good health.

Thank you



10 comments:

somtoo ogbogu said...

Good one there.

Anonymous said...

But the useless igbo tribe that created all the problems in this country with The first coup in Nigeria have clearly not learnt from their foolishness. Smh!

BEDS AND ROSES said...

If only they can let this man work and he is not influenced by the cabals of politics and greed.
He seems like a good man with a good heart and good intentions.
His Christianity comes into play in a lot of things he does.
Bubu you can rest till 2019.

SANDY YO said...

Noted! He spoke well.👌👏 I love that line of ought to remain and must remain a united country. Hehehe!👍 Confusionists should park well pls.

Anonymous said...

Good one


Anonymous said...

You family and entire generation is useless. Uselessly and shamelessly raised up. Gutter tout.

Miss Ess said...

Very good to know

Anonymous said...

You and your Family including your generations to come are imbeciles. How dare you call Ibos useless. Anoufia.

Anonymous said...

I no see shekau o

Andre Cooper said...

You and your entire household are useless.

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