The presidency said on Friday that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was saddened by the growing insecurity in the country.
The President’s Special Advisor for Media and Publicity Femi Adesina in this week’s edition of Fridays with Adesina, titled NIGERIA AND THE LANGUAGE WAR, said no government would be happy to see its citizens slaughtered.
Speaking on the alleged language war, Adesina criticized some religious leaders, especially Christians, for “preaching hatred” against her principal’s government.
He said religious leaders should preach peace and not war, adding that they are expected to live by example.
Adesina, who believes that alleged hate speech has the power to trigger violence, said: “When we talk about the evil of our country and its leaders, it comes back to us.
“What we say is what we get. It is an inexorable spiritual law. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.
“No government would like to see its citizens killed. Crippled. Moved. Unfortunate. And if anything, the Buhari administration is doing a lot to tackle insecurity in the country. But sadly, he faces another more deadly war – the war of languages. Why not take a break and think it’s the only country we have, and start talking better, more positive things?
“In Nigeria today, if there are no problems to solve, some people will create one. There should be no quiet time. The language war must continue. Pity.
“The war of languages causes acrimony, discord, disharmony. But don’t let the person behind this war think they’ll get away with it. Her tongue ends up being ablaze with hell. (James 3: 6) ”.
No government likes to see its citizens killed – Presidency