Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has made a case for a deliberate policy backed by elite consensus to restrain Nigerians from using the nation’s diversity to negatively promote their personal political ambitions.


He warned Nigerians against ethnic profiling, religious bigotry, and the promotion of divisive rhetoric particularly by Nigerian elites in the quest for power.


Osinbajo made this known while delivering a lecture at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru.


The topic of the lecture: ‘Creating a Homeland for All: Nation Building in a Diverse Democracy,’ is part of the Policy Making and Good Governance Lecture Series initiated by the NIPSS Management which seeks to provide a platform for Executive Course 45 Participants to interface with intellectuals from various backgrounds.


He said Nigeria must prioritise its unity, cohesion and progress by doing away with prejudices that have impeded the nation’s growth.


Osinbajo said the task of changing the situation lies with both the citizens and the Government which is expected to drive reforms and enforce the rule of law at all times.