Ex-lawmaker warns against jeopardizing Nigeria’s unity with ethnicity, religion
By Gbenga Akinfenwa ( Guardian Newspaper)
A former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Segun Olulade has warned that the unity of Nigeria should not be jeopardized by ethnicity or religion, as this will spell doom for the country.
Olulade issued the warning, during a national dialogue on “Nigeria Stakeholders Unity Forum” and the launch of two books – I love Nigeria My Country and The Interpretation of Nigerian Constitution in Indigenous Language, written by Prince Ade Ajayi in Lagos, to commemorate the independence anniversary.
He emphasized the need for all Nigerians to understand the constitution to have a country of our dreams, noting that a constitution is a ready-made tool for freedom of all for justice and equity.
In his address, Ajayi, who disclosed that the initiative comes under the umbrella of Prince Ade Ajayi Foundation (PAAF) Centre for Constitutional Literacy and Civic Education, disclosed that civic education and constitutional literacy are both crucial to the performance of government and the attainment of the rule of law.
He noted that the foundation realises that true emancipation cannot be achieved through passive following but rather through intentional choices.
“PAAF is proud to be at the forefront of this crusade to emancipate our people through civic education and constitutional literacy. The books launch is one of many projects of the foundation to promote positive social advancement and youth empowerment.
“It will liberate the citizens from complete ignorance; it will promote the heritage of the country’s indigenous languages and cultures; it will ensure a participatory democracy; it will help avoid misrepresentation and misinterpretation; it will promote the interests of diverse groups and culture; and it will boost access to social justice and accountability,” he said.