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Divided Nigeria will not survive – FG



Divided Nigeria will not survive – FG

The Permanent Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs of the Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Andrew Adejo, has said that a divided Nigeria cannot survive and prosper.

Adejo, who is also the secretary of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Awards “Nigeria at 60”, said this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency in Abuja on Saturday, while receiving an award on behalf of Mr. Boss Mustapha, the SGF.

reports that the prize was presented to the boss Mustapha as well as to the permanent secretary by the group “Say It Loud”, organizers of the initiative of the prize.

The permanent secretary said the clamor for the division in Nigeria is unrealistic.

He said: “The division of Nigeria is not viable. Look across the country, there are mixed marriages, our cultures are the same because we are one. Unity involves both the government and the people.

“The government needs to do more to convince people that it has their best interests at heart by reducing the unemployment rate and putting money in people’s pockets through social investment programs.

“Nigerians are very enterprising. Let people have opportunities to get involved. If you are engaged, you will not listen to advise you to go and fight.

He urged the government to continue providing social services to people, while encouraging private investors to provide the necessary support.

“The private sector should not depend on the government because the private sector is the engine of growth, and the government should also strengthen public-private partnerships,” he said.

In the same vein, the director, Mr. Fasina Olakunle, director of public and bilateral relations of the OSGF, stressed that the 60 years of the independence of Nigeria deserve to be celebrated.

“It has been 60 years of development, 60 years of growth, 60 years of learning to come together and the theme of the program, ‘Nigeria’s Independence at 60’, was ‘Together’.

“The fact that we are still together despite all the clamors of a breakup is a sign of development. It is very important and that is why the government emphasizes it at every opportunity, ”he said.

The director urged the government to take action to discourage Nigerians who are trying to derail the government on the path to growth and development.

He added that there is a need to improve the education sector as well as job creation.

“Job creation is another critical area that the government needs to address. We have an army of unemployed graduates and that is a potential risk for any country.

“There are brilliant people who have been trained and tutored, but who have developed skills in the negative sense. It is a potential time bomb for any country. The government should therefore look into this, ”he advised.

In response, the group’s managing director, “Say It Loud”, Mr. Femi Oyelade, congratulated the winners – SGF and the permanent secretary – for their advice and support.

He said the special awards were in recognition of their contributions to the Nigerian @ 60 project.

He said the organization of the awards was difficult but rewarding and promised a better awards ceremony afterwards.

“I will take the advice of the permanent secretary to go back and be innovative and create different works for achievement and recognition awards to push people and also encourage Nigerians,” he said.

reports that on September 30, the Nigeria @ 60 Prize was held and awards were given to 60 notable Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in various fields of endeavor.

Source: NAN

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