Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerians to understand the need for Nigerians to embrace peace and dialogue instead of beating drums of war. He also said that the nation needs better communication and not to go on another round of civil war.
The former President was reacting to the spate of protests and demonstrations by pro-Biafra agitators in some parts of South-east and Lagos recently, adding that; “Our differences could only be addressed when issues are discussed instead of going to war.”
“We do not need another civil war. We had fought one before. I was part of it.”
“I saw with my eyes. I heard with my ears. I smelled with my nose. What we need is better communication. And I am here to communicate with you.”
He further stated that; “What I enjoy most is the cultural diversity. Earlier in the week, I was in Benue State and I enjoyed the cultural dance. Since I arrived here yesterday I have enjoyed the cultural dances. What we need to address is how to reduce unemployment, how to reduce poverty, and how to hold our leaders accountable to their promises.”
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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