Vice President Yemi Osimbajo has urged the youths to eschew divisive, ethnic and religious narratives about the country, and actively advocate for causes and issues that will deepen national unity, progress and development.

Vice President Yemi Osimbajo
Vice President Yemi Osimbajo

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande in a statement, said the vice president made the call at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received a delegation from ONE Campaign, Nigeria Chapter.

The delegation was led by its Country Director, Serah Makka-Ugbabe.

Osinbajo said that young people should focus their energies on championing causes that unite the country rather than divide it, adding that ethnic and religious divisions and corruption were major issues that impeded the development of any nation.

The vice president Osinbajo said that when it came to stealing of resources, there were people of different religions and tribes involved.

In her remarks, Makka-Ugbabe, said the group’s members and champions were honoured to present the Youth Declaration to the vice president.