Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President on Media and Publicity, has said that Nigerians wouldn’t have had to cope with being second-class citizens elsewhere if Nigeria is what it ought to be.
Adesina said this when he spoke at the “Naija Youth Talk” programme organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Abuja on Monday September 9th. According to him, Nigerians will not be exposed to Xenophobia if they have and live in the kind of country they want.
“We have a right to ask for the kind of country we want. A country where there will be no xenophobia; where nobody will tell us, go back to your country. If we have the kind of country we want, why would we go and become second-class or third-class citizens anywhere else? We should get the kind of county we want.
“But for us to get that kind of country, we must love our country and our country must reciprocate by loving us. The question then is, do we love this country? There is nothing better than loving the unloveable. If you love just the lovable, you have not done anything outstanding. Nigeria in its past and present state may be unlovable but it remains our country.” he said… Photo Credit: Getty