As part of his Renewed Hope Agenda, President Bola Tinubu has shown dedication to fostering national unity and cohesiveness, according to Bello Matawalle, minister of state for defense.
Matawalle made this statement on Friday in Abuja, at a lecture titled “Strengthening National Unity for Security and Development in Nigeria,” at the opening of Course 32 of the National Defence College.
President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, he said, continues to be driven in large part by threats to national unity, security, and prosperity.
The minister added that Nigeria was afflicted with insecurity linked to insurgency, sectionalism, banditry, thirst for resource control, tribalism, and religious intolerance, among others.
The President, he said, has made some steps to fix the major problems that were endangering Nigeria’s national unity, especially in the field of political appointments.
He said that all Nigerians, regardless of their ethnicity, religion, or political leaning, are welcome in the administration of President Tinubu.
While in New York for the UN General Assembly, President Tinubu also spoke with Nigerians living abroad and urged them to return to help rebuild “our dear nation.”
These are just a few of the many initiatives under way to revive Nigerian solidarity.
Although there are still isolated incidents of terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and militancy across the country, their effects have been mitigated by the removal of oil subsidies.
To enhance national unity for the security and prosperity of Nigeria, “you will all agree with me that this present government has recorded a lot of achievements in tackling not only the manifestations of the challenges but, more importantly, their root causes,” he said.