Nimram Longbap-Longs, the President of Arewa, a socio-cultural group in South Africa, says Nigeria must learn lessons from other advanced democracies on how to achieve unity in diversity.
Longbap-Longs said in Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa, on Saturday that countries like the United States of America, China and Britain had used their diverse culture and population to develop.
He said Nigeria was endowed with adequate resources which should propel it to emerge a global leader in the comity of nations.
“We should realise that some countries are envious of Nigeria`s potentials. All we need to do is to learn lessons from these advanced countries and grow.
“The leadership of our great country should come up with positive policies to show the people that there is strength in unity.
“Nigeria is a leader in Africa and cannot afford to break up. Rather, we should use our God given potentials to grow and continue to provide leadership.
“It is up to our leaders to put into action the right policies that will galvanise the country to become great.
“We have the potentials to be great because we are blessed with resources– human and material– to achieve this,” he said.