The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed the challenges affecting the country demand dynamic leaders who are ready to promote unity among Nigerians.
This was revealed in a statement released on Monday by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, when he paid a courtesy visit to Oniru of Iruland, in Lagos, Oba Abdulwasiu Lawal, who is celebrating his first coronation anniversary.
Osinbajo commended the traditional ruler for being a leader to people of diverse socio-ethnic backgrounds.
In his statement, Osinbajo said Nigeria needs all the leaders, the best leaders, the most proactive leaders that are prepared to bring the country together.
He stressed that Lagos is a microcosm of Nigeria, as people from every part of the country is here in Lagos, saying “if things work out well here, things will be okay in the country.” He added:
“I am sure your role here is that of someone who brings together communities – not just Yorubas, but everybody.
Speaking further, he added that the traditional ruler has shown the great attitude of a great leader, judging from his choice of chiefs, saying “he has gone to other parts.”
Osinbajo assured Oba Lawal that he’s always in his prayers, because he believes that the King’s role is crucial, not just for the development of this state, but for the whole country.
The Nigerian Vice President hailed the role of traditional rulers in driving the affairs of the nation, saying, “you cannot relegate traditional rulers because of the exposure and education of those who occupy that position.”