Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime, Dr Abdulfatai Buhari has urged Nigerians to place less emphasis on ethnic sentiments when it comes to the country’s development and unity.
He made the call at the weekend in a chat with journalists.
Senator Buhari who represents Oyo North Senatorial District said the development and advancement of Nigeria is a collective responsibility which must be done diligently and faithfully.
His words: “We cannot get to anywhere if we do not see ourselves as one, come together reason together and work as a united entity, we are suppose to be far from than where we are now and we can only get to where we should be if we stop selfish agenda and work for the collective benefits of the country”.
The senator stressed the need to properly reorientate Nigerians about the need to be patriotic and to see themselves first as Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation.
“We should think about Nigeria first and put aside other things”, he said.
On the protests against and in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, the senator sid they were needless.
He advised against politicising the President’s health stating that illness is unpredictable.
He said: “There is no basis for the protest, those calling for his resignation should have allowed the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to guide their action. The Vice President is the Acting President and he is effectively playing his role as stated in the constitution and whatever he does or says in that capacity is final because he is in charge”