Nigeria’s Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, believes that ethnicity, religion, and class cannot be used to divide the country.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to Umar Farouk, Emir of Katagum, on Saturday, January 8, shortly after attending the wedding of Fatima Adamu, daughter of Adamu Adamu, Education Minister, in Azare, Bauchi state.
“This is one occasion where you will find that our country is truly a united country and that nothing can separate this country, not ethnicity or religion or class.” Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesperson, quoted the vice-president as saying:
“There is nothing that can separate this country. In fact, this is excellent evidence of the fact that this country is united.”
Praising the Emir of Katagum, Osinbajo said: “Katagum Emirate is a place where your royal highness has continuously demonstrated the willingness to accommodate people from all parts of the country.”
He also praised the education minister for believing in a unified country .
“Every one of us is here because of our personal relationship with you, this is the way leadership should be,” Osinbajo added.
In other news, Samuel Oguachuba, best known by his stage name Samklef, a popular music producer, has launched an open hunt for new artists to mentor in 2022.
The DJ announced the news on his Instagram account on Saturday, vowing to encourage up-and-coming artists on his platform.
Samklef asked his Instagram fans to identify up-and-coming artists in the comments section of his post so he could support them in his “own tiny way.”
“Tag any dope upcoming artiste you know today. I want to mentor someone this year, and support in my own little way. If I feel your vibe, I will post you on my story.”
It’s not the first time that Nigerian entertainers have advertised for new talent.
Simisola Kosoko, also known as Simi, is a popular musician who made the same decision on Thursday.
Simi, on the other hand, voiced discontent with new musicians’ social media profiles and recommended them to sell themselves more effectively.