Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the Nigerian elite as the main sponsors of insecurity in the country.
He made this revelation while speaking at a conference and award ceremony at the International Conference Centre, ICC, Abuja themed, “National and regional insecurity: The role of political and non-political actors in stabilization and consensus-building.”
According to him, Nigerian elite are irresponsible when it comes to addressing the scourge of insecurity which has plagued the country for years.
He added that rather than come to a consensus, Nigerian elite promote regional and ethic cards to acquire more political and economic gains for themselves.
He said: “Some of the elite can’t come to a consensus when it comes to insecurity. Most elite who were promoting ethnic agenda depend on dubious activities in promoting regional and ethnic cards. The elite use that to acquire more for themselves. Our political, economic, and religious elite should be socially irresponsible.
“Either by selfish interest or lack of self-awareness are unable to build the social and political consensus upon which a just and orderly society can start. They promote tribal and religious frontline for legitimacy.”