Tinubu Preaches Peace, Says West African Region Can't Cope If Major Crisis Erupts In Nigeria - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Tinubu Preaches Peace, Says West African Region Can't Cope If Major Crisis Erupts In Nigeria



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National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Friday called on Nigerians to embrace peace and shun ethnic strife and crisspreneures beating the drum of schisms.

Tinubu warned that should  ethnic conflicts erupt and linger in the country, prompting Nigerians to vacate the country in search of safety, the entire West African region will not be enough to accomodate them.
 
The former governor of Lagos State who  spoke during the eighth-day Fidau prayer for late Lateef Jakande, first civilian governor of Lagos state, appealed to Nigerians not to turn “whatever challenges we are facing right now” into ethnic, religious or tribal crisis.
 
Jakande who governed Lagos State on the platform of Unity Party of Nigeria(UPN) from December 1, 1979 to December 1, 1983,  died last Friday at age 91.

His eight day firdau prayer was attended by governor Kayode Fayemi(Ekiti state), govermor Jide Sanwo - Olu (Lagos State), former governor of Ogun state, Aremo Segun Osoba, former Insoector General of Police, Musiliu Smith among others. 

Tinubu disclosed that he began his political career at Jakande house, saying the late politician proded him on to run for the Senate seat.


“Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful country will protect us,” Tinbu said.

“I appeal, in his (Jakande’s) memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religion crises.

“If there is a crisis, where do we go? We will submerge the entire West Africa, there will be no enough space to accommodate us.

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