“We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we are yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers” – Martin Luther King Jr.
When the Boko Haram saga intensified last year, talks of division and splitting was in the air. We were even told that the Americans had predicted our date of break-up. As these went on, I kept on thinking, why have we allowed moles to plant division in our midst? Why can’t we see that some people are tugging at the strings of secession for personal gains? Why are we allowing them to divide us with religious and tribal differences?
If this nation will progress and stay as one, all hands must be on deck. Losers in elections must accept their losses in the spirit of sportmanship. Religious leaders must stop anti-peace statements in their places of worship. Traditional rulers must emphasize the importance of unity in our society. Then and only then can we be one.
Remember the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “We must learn to walk together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
Ogunjimi James Taiwo
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