Nigeria@59: Runsewe advises Nigerian to desist from ethnicity, religious bigotry
Mr Olusegun Runsewe, the Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), on Sunday advised Nigerians to focus more on being united, jettison ethnicity and religous bigotry.
Runsewe who gave the advice while speaking with the Nigeria News Agency in Lagos, said that ethnicity and religious bigotry were dangerous cankerworms and the major factors disuniting Nigerians.
According to him, the nation’s 59th independence anniversary should be a strong turning point for Nigerians to come together.
He said that they should face the reality and believe in the nation’s immerse potential which cut across all sectors of the economy.
He said that individuals, regardles of their ethnic groups and religions, must come together and make the nation greater than it was.
” I congratulate Mr President and the entire people of Nigeria at this time, I wish us the best for the future of this great country.
” I must let Nigerians realise at a time like this that we must respect the fact that we have gone through some challenges.
” But we must all realise that nobody becomes a champion without going through some challenges, we should put those challenges things behind us and let us forget issues of sentiments, religion and tribes.
” Let us come together in unity as a force to move this great country forward because the question of where individuals come from will not help anyone,” he said.
Runsewe urged Nigerians to stop projecting other cultures better than the nation’s saying that Nigerian culture is richer, modest and in all sense more attractive than other cultures.
He said Nigerians must promote the nation’s culture of respect, decent dressing, hardwork, diligence, loyalty, truthfulness, selflessness and for all the citizens to achieve remarkable success individually and collectively.
” We should all use the anniversary as a way forward in coming together and united to achieve common goals.
” No other culture should be seen better than ours, if we do not promote our culture nobody will help us to promote it.
” We must all come to terms with our culture, stay proud of it, practise it and then come to understand the strength of our culture,” he said
Edited by Modupe Adeloye/Peter Dadahttps://nnn.ng/nigeria59-runsewe-advises-nigerians-against-ethnicity-religious-bigotry/
Buhari salutes Adebayo Adelabu at 50 Serena digs deep to find way past Ahn into second round Don’t lose faith in us, TUC begs Lagos residents Why Nigeria must remain united — Akande Lalong inuagurates Abuja-Jos Max Air flight Convoy Attack: Gov. Zulum meets families of fallen policemen Tanzania to introduce electronic budgeting system to reduce revenue loss Lawan, Gbajabiamila vow to break PIB jinx by ensuring its passage Lagos Assembly asks Sanwo-Olu to establish MSMEs hubs in 3 senatorial districts Osinbajo urges destination countries to insist on repatriation of illicit funds Kerber goes out early again in Paris World Contraceptive Day: Advocacy for family planning, a service to humanity — Official UN Women, UNDP inaugurate COVID-19 global gender response tracker SaudiArabia says it busted terrorist cell trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Holding Company: Sterling Bank obtains CBN’s approval in principle PIB: Sylva dispels reports over alleged scraping of NNPC DISCO warns against vandalism of power infrastructure in Kano Defection: Delta APC says it will not miss former Delta Gov Uduaghan Niger Delta region has more than oil to offer- Agba Commission trains 100 saloon operators on COVID-19 hygiene in Lagos Delta Govt. to employ 40 pharmacists to bridge manpower gap NIS deploys 2,000 special force in Northwest Tinubu salutes Gov. Oyetola at 66, applauds his achievements CDC Group, NSIA sign MoU to strengthen collaboration Minister flags off payment of N5,000 monthly cash transfer to poor households in Bayelsa World Rabies Day: Kebbi Govt vaccinates 17,200 dogs – Commissioner COVID-19: Many would have died without journalists – Prof Dakas NBC pledges support to TStv, rolls out pay per view digital TV Oct. 1 National Theatre: Need for proper inventory responsible for delay of takeoff of renovation – Official BBNaija: Okowa congratulates Dorathy, Neo Federal University, Dutsinma seeks collaboration with ABU on agriculture, security NiMet predicts thunderstorms, cloudiness Tuesday to Thursday Nigeria @60: No social justice, religious and inter-ethnic tolerance – Ozekhome Food sufficiency: FG set to revitalise rice farms in Anambra Katsina State Govt. spends N18.80bn on water projects in 5 years Strike: NECA lauds FG, Labour for embracing dialogue 4 dead, 4 injured in Anambra multiple accident 4 die, 12 injured on Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident Navy organises refresher training on weapons handling, marksmanship for personnel Young farmers call for repositioning of agric sector Couple, 2 others arrested for alleged possession of human skull in Ogun NGO trains volunteers for advocacy of gender issues in Kwara World Rabies Day: Veterinary association calls for speedy review of legislation Lagos Airport Command gets new CP Buhari greets President XI Jinping on China’s 71st Anniversary Positive sentiment: Stock market opens week with N99bn growth Kwara labour unions issue 14 days ultimatum to Kwara Govt. Digitisation of government activities will reduce corruption -Fayemi Yoruba groups dissociate selves from planned Oct. 1 rally, support united Nigeria Abia Govt., NSE to partner on SME development