The Minister of Data and Tradition, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has urged spiritual and conventional rulers to encourage inter-ethnic marriages with a purpose to douse the strain of secession.
The minister added that those that assist separation and secession would be the first to run away when any downside begins.
Mohammed, who spoke on Sunday in Lagos when he appeared on Bond FM radio programme, “Ibi Abasede”, urged Nigerians to not hearken to promoters of secession.
He added that the Nigerian authorities was working arduous to enhance nationwide safety and stop all secession tendencies.
He stated, “That now we have ethnicity points; it’s not new. Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Boko Haram and farmer-herders clashes aren’t new; all we should do is to search for the best way ahead. We’re conscious of them, the federal government is working. Secession is just not the best way out of our challenges. You don’t treatment headache by beheading the affected person. The issues that unite us in Nigeria are greater than what separate us.
“Non secular leaders and conventional leaders are to encourage what the structure says about inter-ethnic marriages to forestall secession. Those that assist separation and secession would be the first to run away when any downside begins.
“We should always not hearken to them as lots of them have about 4 passports of different nations,” he stated.
Based on him, if the kids of the poor are hungry and never educated, the wealthy will be unable to sleep.
He added that the assembly additionally really useful the recruitment of extra policemen and extra coaching for safety personnel.
“The stakeholders additionally really useful that safety operatives be geared up with trendy tools to spice up effectivity essential to win the belief and confidence of the folks,” he stated.
Mohammed stated the stakeholders really useful state police and the necessity for the Nationwide Meeting and state assemblies to assist it “as a result of all safety is native”. He added that the assembly additionally really useful that conventional leaders ought to be inspired to carry out their assigned roles consistent with the 1979 structure.
He stated the group additionally really useful giving autonomy to native governments and permitting their statutory allocations to go on to them for safety, training and infrastructural growth on the grassroots.
“The stakeholders additionally really useful the institution of ranches and grazing reserves with needed facilities reminiscent of water, training and healthcare services for people and livestocks,” Mohammed additional stated.
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