Like Mandela, Leaders Must Be Ready To Risk Their Popularity To Promote Peace – Osinbajo

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Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has expressed that Nigerian leaders must be ready to risk their popularity — like Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president — to promote peace in the country.

He stated this while speaking when he received a delegation of the Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC), on Monday.

Osinbajo stated that leaders must understand the value of respectful non-violent communication in ensuring that conflicts do not degenerate into violence.

The vice-president advised leaders to emulate Mandela and Abdullahi Abubakar — a cleric who saved over 200 Christians during a religious crisis in Plateau state in 2018 — in using their positions to address ethno-religious crises in the country.

“Those sacrifices are sacrifices, even in what you say, how you say it, and then sacrifices also in the acknowledgment of whatever people are saying and the willingness to accept,â€

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