Nigeria: VP Osinbajo’s Message to Pro-Biafra Protesters


Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo, has called on agitators for the sovereign state of Biafra to desist from their protest or face the wrath of the land.

He spoke at the graduation ceremony of the Executive Course 37 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, which graduated 63 participants Saturday.

“We need to build the civic capacity to defeat the false and dangerous premises and assumption of violence extremism. Never again should we allow mindless violence inspired by false and evil precepts to threaten our national security,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

“Let me again call on persons or group in the country who have some grievance or disaffection to submit to peaceful and democratic means of expressing themselves.”

Mr. Osinbajo reminded those embarking on mass protest for Biafra that their “right to protest is limited by the rights of others to safety and peaceful existence”.

“We can offer our country opinion without violating the law of the land or threatening law and order.”

“Let me reiterate that Boko Haram terrorism as well as their ideology will soon be defeated and consigned to history,” Mr. Osinbajo said.

He admitted there were educational setbacks in the country, but said the APC-led administration would tackle the challenges in the sector as a means of ensuring better future for Nigeria’s younger generation.

“While accepting that our educational system is in a dangerously parlous state, the solutions are obvious even if not easy,” the Vice-President said.

“We have to focus on early child education, retrain teachers, ensure that our curricular will prepare our children for the 21st century.”

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