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Nigerian leaders must risk their popularity to maintain peace – Osinbajo

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Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo has stated Nigerian leaders have to be able to danger their recognition to be able to promote peace within the nation.

Osinbajo acknowledged this on Monday, whereas receiving a delegation of the Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC).

He stated leaders should perceive the worth of non-violent communication, in making certain that conflicts don’t escalate.

The vice-president suggested leaders to emulate former South Africa president, Nelson Mandela and Abdullahi Abubakar, a cleric who saved over 200 Christians throughout a spiritual disaster in Plateau State in 2018.

“These sacrifices, even in what you say, the way you say it, after which sacrifices additionally within the acknowledgment of no matter persons are saying and the willingness to just accept.

“It is vitally necessary that we don’t diminish the significance of language and respectful non-violent communication in order that we’re in a position to preserve our discussions at a stage that ensures that we don’t degenerate too rapidly to violence.

“We are able to all discuss properly and say the proper issues, however until persons are ready to make some concessions which can price them recognition inside their very own group, we can’t transfer ahead.

“These are tales of people who find themselves not solely political or spiritual leaders however simply extraordinary individuals, doing the proper factor. Except we’re ready to not simply discuss it however to make an open show, to start with, of those that are doing the proper issues.

“However extra importantly, difficult our leaders to say the proper issues and to be ready to danger some recognition so as to take action, then we are going to simply be losing a number of time,” Osinbajo stated, in accordance with a press release by Laolu Akande, his media aide.

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