Hate speech, threat to Nigerian economy – Utomi

Hate speech, threat to Nigerian economy – Utomi

Political economist and founder of Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL), Pat Utomi, says Nigerian economy is under serious threat from hate speeches made by leading political and religious leaders in the country.
According to Utomi, unguarded statements by leaders across the country have strong potentials to push Nigeria over the cliff with serious consequences for economic and political development of the country, if the warring parties are not restrained from utterances that are capable of sowing seeds of discord in the polity.
Utomi’s concern was expressed in the Patito Gang panel discussion on ‘Hate Speech’ broadcast on Channels TV recently. Repeat broadcast is scheduled for Monday, July 10, 2017 at 8:30pm on domestic service of Channels Television.
The panel of discussants reviewed volatile statements across the country and their implications for the unity of the country as well as consequences for the economic and political developments of Nigeria.
In addition, measures needed to arrest the deteriorating environment of unguarded statements by political and religious leaders across the country were proffered by the panelists.
Patito Gang is a weekly television programme that provides a platform for public conversation on issues of concern to the socio-political development of Nigeria. The anchor of the programme is Pat Utomi.

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