The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that politicians who benefited from past governments are responsible for fanning the embers of ethnicity.
Amaechi, who spoke on Friday, as a guest lecturer at the Annual Public Lecture of the Department of Economics at the University of Lagos, said the politicians fan the embers of ethnicity because they no longer benefit from the current government.
In his words “Ethnicity is not the way to go. Those who fan the embers of ethnicity are those who were benefitting from the government in the past, but are no longer benefitting from the government,”
The former Rivers State governor said ethnicity has become a major challenge and hindrance to the development of the country because of the way it is being handled.
According to him, Nigerians are too ethnically conscious, instead of thinking about the country.
The Minister therefore, urged Nigerians to be more conscious about their country as a unit for development to take place.
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