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Nigeria at 60: Stop dividing citizens – Umohinyang to politicians

Emmanuel Umohinyang, Convener of the Coalition for Good Governance and Justice, has cautioned politicians in opposition to divisive feedback and actions.

He stated this in an interview with DAILY POST in Lagos as Nigeria clocks 60.

The authorized practitioner warned political leaders to do not forget that they would go away the scene sometime.

On the state of the nation, he known as on residents to contribute their quota to nationwide cohesion and development.

Umohinyang famous that Nigeria needs to be aiming to achieve the standing of developed nations.

“This requires all fingers on deck. Earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic, we weren’t doing dangerous when it comes to the financial system.

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“Nigerians should come collectively. If we permit politicians to destroy us, our youngsters’s kids might not see a rustic known as Nigeria. If we had been targeted, perhaps we wouldn’t be been on this state of affairs we discover ourselves.”

On politics, the social commentator known as on different areas to behave in unison just like the North.

“Political maturity is missing. Within the North, they face one route. When individuals say energy has been within the zone for lengthy, you start to marvel who’re these within the North. However they’re Nigerians. Individuals should assume as a Nigerian, not as a tribe.

“Ethnicity and spiritual affiliation are destroying our nation. We must always resolve the issues and never accuse each other over faith. Politicians use the sword of division every time there’s a drawback. This should cease if we should change the narrative after 60 years.”

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On the conflict in opposition to corruption, he suggested residents to reap the benefits of the whistleblower coverage and expose the misuse of public funds.

The lawyer stated the investigation of suspended Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was so as.

He famous that being the top of the anti-corruption company, the accusations in opposition to him have been an ethical stain.

Umohinyang added that Magu has not been discovered responsible, however was solely advised to step apart for probe.

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On the oil sector and refineries, Umohinyang lamented that nothing has been seen since licenses have been granted to some corporations.

He questioned why earlier administrations didn’t get refineries working.

“Eleven licenses got underneath the Jonathan administration. The place are these refineries? Who’re these people who benefitted?”, he quipped.

Final Sunday, Data Minister, Lai Mohammed, assured that the value of petroleum merchandise will cut back when Aliko Dangote’s refinery and different modular refineries start operations.

The minister added that the primary modular refinery with the capability to refine 5,000 barrels of petroleum merchandise each day can be inaugurated this month in Imo State.


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