VP Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians will be in a tough spot if the nation separates.
He said this on Monday, when he got the public leader of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), at the official estate in Abuja.
The NUJ public chief was directed to the official manor by Chris Isiguzo, leader of the association.
As per an assertion by Laolu Akande, his representative, Osinbajo said there is a need to advance the message of solidarity in the nation, and encouraged writers to be proficient in the release of their obligations.
“This nation is our own, regardless of whether we are press, lawmakers or strict individuals. The nation is our own, and we should do everything to guarantee that the nation stays protected, secure, and joined together, and this so significant,” he was cited as saying.
“I thank you for your urban carefulness, for the extremely kind words you have expressed with regards to Nigeria, and for staying ardent in your conviction for law and order and press opportunity in the country.
“As I continue to say, the first class in our country, those of us who have had the advantage of schooling, positions and all of that, we owe a huge number of our kin who are poor, who have no entrance and have no voice, an obligation to guarantee that we don’t allow things to turn out to be more regrettable for them.
“There are such countless nations confronted with a public test and where you have individuals who are ready to undermine the whole republic, the press works effectively with government to guarantee that the data space is secured so that individuals who need to undermine the republic are not permitted to do as such.
“Yet, I think it is significant, on the grounds that your voices as regarded individuals from the news media of the domain, your voices are vital in directing the sorts of perspectives that we hear continually which eventually, (in case care isn’t taken) undermines the nation.
“We must keep on stressing that the solidarity of this nation is essential, since, in such a case that this nation separates in any capacity or turns into the subject of what certain individuals will like it to be, we all will miss out. Clearly, the first class will make due in any capacity however by far most of our kin will not.
“Along these lines, I will encourage that we ought to however much as could be expected do whatever we can in our spaces that we involve to continue to underline that we can’t bear the cost of a circumstance where the public solidarity of this nation is compromised, or where the nation is made the performance center of contention and a wide range of revolts and violations.”
As per Akande, Isiguzo, in his comments, denounced the spread of phony news, and encouraged the media to consistently check data.
He additionally asked the central government to help the media business with “bailout reserve”, to forestall employment misfortunes.
Additionally present at the gathering were Mukhtar Gidado, NUJ delegate president; Shuaibu Leman, NUJ public secretary; Ladi Bala, leader of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ); Emmanuel Ogbeche, NUJ FCT executive, among others.