Femi Adesina cautions Nigerians on hate speech after visit to Rwanda’s genocide site

The Particular Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, on Thursday, urged Nigerians to cease fuelling division and chaos within the nation with their hateful and incendiary speeches.

In an announcement titled: “Warning Pictures from Kigali,” the presidential aide recalled his experiences with the president in Rwanda, saying the impression of the 1994 genocide which killed a number of 1000’s of individuals was nonetheless seen within the East African nation.

He recognized hate speech as one of many main causes of the pogrom in Rwanda.

Adesina, due to this fact, warned Nigerians towards comparable motion, noting that it will lead to the whole disintegration of the nation.

He additionally accused non secular our bodies of encouraging violence within the nation with their hateful sermons.

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He mentioned: “We’ve at all times warned in regards to the hate speech that’s rife in our personal nation, Nigeria. You hear it from so-called bishops, imams, speak present hosts, phone-in applications on radio and tv, anyplace and in all places.

“I had written earlier than that if Nigeria dies, hatred kills her. And our pastors wouldn’t be harmless nor the Imams, and everybody that trades in hateful language towards the federal government and our ethnic teams.

“These issues piled up constantly, until it boils over and cascades on a whole nation. The heinous crimes we see within the land at present can’t be totally divorced from hateful and incendiary speeches.

“Allow us to carry these bishops and pastors who spewed hatred from the pulpit and produce them to the genocide museum and the Imams too. Possibly ‘they may lend themselves some mind’. And the TV and the radio hosts, who make snide, hateful remarks and permit their company to do the identical. That was the identical street Rwanda trod, and genocide was unleashed on the land.”

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