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Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to be united in stemming the tide of insecurity and ensure peace in the country.
Dogara spoke on Saturday while delivering a keynote address at the 10th Convocation Ceremony of the Achievers University, Owo, in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The former speaker, who is the chancellor of the university said Nigerians should consider themselves stakeholders if the country must win the war against insecurity.
Dogara, who emphasised that it would take a visionary leadership with the right political will to win the war, warned against the dangers of not getting it right through the 2023 General Election.
“What we need is a team whose pedigree must match their rhetoric for unity, peace and progress.
“Our most immediate challenge now is to bring our disparate people together and pull down our barriers; otherwise, we can not build.
“Issues of development, although absolutely important are not the most immediate.
“No one without an implementable solution on the questions of unity and justice for all regardless of ethnicity and creeds should have their names on the ballot,” he said.
The highpoint of the event was the conferment of honorary doctoral degree on Prof. Joseph Odugure, Registrar/Chief Executive, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Other awardees were: Mr Foluso Falaye, President/Managing Director, CBC Emea Ltd, and Justice Adesuyi Olateru-Olagbegi, an eminent judge.