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Unity Times Annual Lecture:  The Role of Ethnic Diversity in Nation Building (Part 1)

There Never Was a Good War or a Bad Peace: Ben Franklin

 We were all humans until race disconnected us, religion separated us, politics divided us, and wealth classified us – unknown

 We can get it right and have no reason not to. Our nation seems to have come to a crossroad and now is the time to decide howbeit carefully, which direction to go.

To cry out against perceived injustice is no crime but how do we achieve justice and equity without disturbing the peace should be of great concern.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one – John Lennon

Different parts of the country have held conferences. Some are yet to hold but everyone seems to focus on the Federal Government and what they can get from the center. None is asking what we can give and what role should we play towards strengthening our nationhood.

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At the Unity Times 2017 Lecture with the theme:  “The Role of Ethnic Diversity in Nation Building”, dichotomies will be bridged with respect to our diversity wherein lies our strength.

Seasoned scholars, astute administrators, objective politicians and policy-makers will converge come 31st of October, 2017 at the International Conference Center, Abuja to chart a way forward.

Our multiplicity is indeed a great advantage rather than disadvantage to us and how we can tap from our rich ethnicity towards rebuilding our nation to the enviable height it ought to be shall be the focus.

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It is often easy to destroy but difficult to build. Let us be wise and act wisely.

Hate: It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet – Maya Angelou

We all want a nation we can be proud of. It is the duty of you and me.

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite – Nelson Mandela

If we are to have peace on earth … our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective – Martin Luther King Jr.

The time is always right to do what is right – Martin Luther King Jr.

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