Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has stated that power strong forces were pushing for the destruction of Nigeria.
Tinubu called on Nigerians not to allow those who he described as the enemy of Nigeria to succeed in their mission.
The former Lagos State Governor who spoke at the 23rd – 25th combined convocation of te Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, urged Nigerians to embrace peace and unity.
He further noted that the enemies of the country were attacking agricultural players to cause negative impact on national food security.
“We approach a defining moment as a nation. A reckoning of special importance beckons. We must decide whether to give the truest meaning to our national motto ‘peace and unity’ or allow the agents of destruction and merchants of violence to have their way with us.
“Terrible people and strong forces want to break Nigeria’s appointment with its greater destiny. These people have unleashed terror and violent criminality against us.
“By attacking agricultural players across the nation, they seek not only to ravage the agricultural community, but to visit misery on the rest of the nation through food scarcity and food costs that poor people can simply not afford.
“In effect, these mean forces seek to impose a food production and distribution crisis on us by disrupting strategically important agricultural areas and activities.”
According to Tinubu, Nigeria is still on its way to the promise land and national unity is desperately needed.
He further spoke about the importance of encouraging mechanised farming, saying that the nation’s future depended on how much agricultural produce it could produce.
He urged the graduands to represent their alma mater well in all they did, striving to be the best they could be.
Tinubu was awarded a honorary doctoral degree by the institution. Others who were also awarded the degree include; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; former governor of Adamawa State, Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako; and Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Melee Kyari.
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