The Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, has pointed out that the country is not moving forward due to bigotry, tribalism and ethnoreligious biases in the practice of politics.
Fayemi said that the country will not develop until Nigerians shun these vices in their practice of politics and political conversations, adding Nigeria needs to experience growth and development.
Speaking at a symposium in Abuja on Saturday, the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) expressed dismay with the way politics is practised in the country.
He, however, advised Nigerians to love the nation and work towards resolving the issues affecting the country ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Fayemi said: “I call on all of you to love this country and imagine it as a major world power in no distant time.
“Nation-building is an unfinished business but for every generation, there is always a pressing business that must be done urgently. These challenges that ail our country today provide us with the opportunity to take a position and take a stand and work for the resolution of such challenges.
“Nigeria will belong to those who are prepared to stand up, stand firm and take control of their destinies. Like Hamzat has elected to do, we can all do our part in our little ways to cause a beautiful change that will lead us to make our country and indeed the world a better place.
“We all just need to build a consensus around major issues of concern and develop a national template for some irreducible behaviour in leadership positions.
“I am personally uncomfortable with the practice of our politics and our political conversations. We should have outgrown bigotry, tribalism and ethnoreligious biases. It is time to rekindle the candle of a new Nigeria and the coming transition provides another opportunity for us to take a new dive as to making a new Nigeria of our dreams.”This article was originally published on Nigeria News
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