- Senator Oluremi Tinubu has stated that hate speech and quit notices are not in the best interest of Nigeria, as they hurt the country
- Tinubu commened the Arewa youths for withdrawing their October 1 quit notice to Igbos, and called on other ethnic groups which had issued their own notices, to follow suit
- The senator urged all citizens to emulate Lagosians and live together peacefully, as she noted that the nation’s strength lies in its diversity
Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central), has called on Nigerians to re-evaluate themselves and desist from hate speech and quit notices which hurt the country, Punch reports.
The lawmaker made her comments while speaking at a town hall meeting with her constituents in Surulere, Lagos, on Friday September 15.
The meeting was themed: 'Embracing our Complexity and Diversity'.
NAIJ.com notes that Tinubu stated that Nigeria’s greatness lies in the diversity of its people.
She praised the Arewa youths for withdrawing their earlier October 1 quit notice, and urged other ethnic groups to do the same.
She stated: “I also appeal to others to follow suit and take back any statements capable of leading to hostilities and apprehension."
Tinubu used Lagos as an example of how Nigerians of all ethnicities can live together peaceably as she noted that the state was very diverse in the make-up of its residents.
According to Tinubu, other states had a lot to learn from Lagos which “with all the different ethnicities that make up Nigeria residing within her boundaries, has proven that it is possible to coexist peacefully.”
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Coalition of Northern Youth Groups (CNYG) withdrew the quit notice it issued to Nigerians of Igbo extraction to leave the 19 northern states by October 1.
The CNYG’s decision to withdraw the quit notice followed series of meetings with numerous stakeholders.
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