Respected elder statesmen under the auspices of Burdened Elders have cried out for a quick reprogramming to save the country from its several problems.
They disclosed that killing, insecurity, kidnapping and tribal battles will not stop in Nigeria until it is reprogrammed to benefit everyone.
To rescue the nation, they advised Nigerians to welcome a new programme that supports peace, mutual respect and productive engagement of diversities.
They said, “Many people are calling for restructuring of the nation at all costs but we will plead that such exercise must be preceded by a reprogramming of Nigeria to erase animosities and strife so that all conversations can then be conducted in an atmosphere that is productive, fruitful and peaceful.
“Research also teaches us that we were all programmed to act as rivals and fight one other for resources through the colonial heritage.
“The opportunistic forces that are tearing us apart today may have taken advantage of the centrifugal forces engineered and embedded in our souls but we shall surely overcome.”
“Divisive programmes have a life span that runs into centuries. Before Nigeria can ever succeed, we need to be de-programmed and then re-programmed and that is what the bridge of peace we are constructing is all about.
“There is really no problem in Nigeria except the problem programmed into the Nigerian. Once this can be fixed, we will overcome all challenges with ease.
“The immediate challenge then is to discover and project a new Pan-Nigerian nationality beyond our ethnicities, fractional identities, inchochate diversities and fragile values.”
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