Nigeria: Yoruba’s tolerance of cultural & religious diversity necessary for peace & stability – President Buhari

March 4, 2018


“I believe President Buhari means what he said in his New Year Speech about Yoruba culture, especially his emphasis on the value of tolerance of cultural and religious plurality as a necessary condition for peace, stability, and harmony in a multiethnic and multi-religious society like Nigeria. What the president could not have included in his short speech is reference to cost and benefit of making the entire country adopt a value referred to by the president as ‘successful internalisation of religion, ethnicity and politics.” – Ropo Sekoni

READ THE WHOLE ESSAY by Professor Sekoni at –

This essay first appeared in The Nation on Sunday March 4, 2018 as: PRESIDENT BUHARI’S COMMENT ON YORUBA WORLD VIEW”  by Professor Ropo Sekoni.

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018. 1:52 P.M. [GMT]

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One Comment on “Nigeria: Yoruba’s tolerance of cultural & religious diversity necessary for peace & stability – President Buhari”

  1. emotan77 Says:


    Dear Prof. Sekoni,

    Thank you for this article. Unfortunately, I do not believe Buhari is sincere in his remarks even though he spoke the truth. None of the people I have discussed your article with believe him.

    Buhari and his,people are desperate for 2015 election and they want Tinubu to help him at all costs. That is the single reason in my humble opinion why he is saying such an important fact publicly for the first time.

    Yorubas and others outside the N.W better get together to oust these people who have bragged how they will rule Nigeria for ever.

    A. Boladele

    Liked by 1 person


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