Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Sen. Dino Melaye, has opined that state-of-origin should be replaced with state-of-residence, to create unity among Nigerians.
The senator made the call on Friday in Abuja, at a ceremony to unveil the logo/medal of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, PCN, to mark PCN’s 18th year of existence.
He said the step will bring balance in relationships among the people and minimise ethnicity.
He said, “Ethnic bigotry should be shunned; there should be a replacement of the state-of-origin to unite the country.
“Any responsible person that has lived in a particular place for a certain number of years can aspire to any political position including that state’s governor seat.”
Melaye further called for the `rebirth’ of the country, and challenged youths to guard against moral decadence.
He also urged youths to bring out the best in them for national growth.
“There is also the need for the review of the educational system so as to teach more morals, values and culture with a view to building falling walls.”
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