President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, June 12, disclosed that most of the communal crises in the country are sponsored by politicians and religious leaders.
Premium Times reports that Buhari made this known while delivering his speech at the Eagles Square, Abuja to mark 20 years of unbroken democratic rule.
He said: ”Most of the instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife and violence were and are still as a result of sponsorship or incitements by ethnic, political or religious leaders hoping to benefit by exploiting our divisions and fault lines, thereby weakening our country. Our country Nigeria is a great country.
”According to United Nations estimates, our population will rise to 411 million by 2050, making us the third most populous nation on earth behind only China and India.”
Buhari said he was closely involved in the struggle to keep Nigeria one. According to him, he cannot do more than dedicate the rest of his life to work for the unity of Nigeria and upliftment of Nigerians.