Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says leaders must be willing to make sacrifices and risk their popularity in order to attain long-lasting resolutions in situations of conflict, including ethnic and religious tensions.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement said the vice president said this when he received a delegation from the Muslim Public Affairs Centre MPAC led by its Executive Chairman, Disu Kamor, in Abuja.
MPAC is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of peace building and interfaith cohesion, among other objectives.
He cited the examples of the sacrifices made by the late South African leader, Nelson Mandela and Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Barkin Ladi in Plateau.
Osinbajo said that, Abdullahi in 2018 put his life on the line to save the lives of over 200 Christians who took refuge in his mosque when some gunmen attacked the village of Nghar Yelwa in Barkin Ladi, Plateau, and sought to kill the Christians.
He commended MPAC’s efforts in promoting interfaith cohesion.