Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that Nigeria is in need of men and women with strong character to contribute positively to the country’s economic and political development.
Osinbajo, who spoke at the 50th anniversary of the death of Ambassador Isa Wali, which held at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja yesterday said although, people with such human values were not lacking in Nigeria, they needed to be identified and allowed to contribute to nation building.
Osinbajo described late Ambassador Wali as a crusader of social justice likening him to Martin Luther King of the United States of America and Nelson Mandela of South Africa, who, according to him fought for the rights of ordinary people in their nations.
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, noted that late Wali was at the forefront of promoting the cause of women and their rights in northern Nigeria as well as the dignity of children.
According him, Wali spoke against violence against women, forced marriage and polygamy, which now has turned out to be a problem in the northern part of the country.