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Political elites at the forefront of agitations, says Osinbajo
Political elites at the forefront of agitations, says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has attributed the agitation and social tension in the country primarily to hunger and poverty.

Osinbajo said this while declaring open the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) conference at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UniZik), Awka, on Monday.

He said that political leaders across the country have failed to distribute equitably the resources accruing to their areas from the centre for the good of the people.

“Most of the security problems of the nation are self-inflicted through corrupt practices.

“The Boko Haram in the North-East, militants in the Niger Delta, herdsmen and farmers clashes are as a result of poverty.

“A lot of this agitations are centred around the failure of the state to create an inclusive society.

“Constant agitation for national resources is a product of individual deprivation and this was taken up by ethnic nationalities as group agitation.

“Political elites who failed the people by embezzling their funds, are at the forefront of these agitations because they make it look as if the problem is because of ethnic nationality,” he said.

Osinbajo, who said he had been a teacher of law since 1981, charged the law teachers to brainstorm on the principles of the law and proffer ways to make it strong.

He said they should find solutions to the problem of protracted litigation involving corruption cases.

Osinbajo said that the delay in concluding such cases was the handiwork of Nigerian lawyers, adding that the tactics was robbing the legal profession some measure of credibility.

In his remark, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, said that laws had a big role to play in achieving the highest level of security for individuals in any society.

Onnoghen, who was the Chairman of the occasion, was represented by Amina Augie, a Justice of the Supreme Court.



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