President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has advised Nigerians to stop playing politics influenced by tribal sentiments.
Museveni stressed that Nigeria can achieve necessary growth and development when its leaders avoid politics of tribal sentiment.
He gave the call while delivering a lecture at the National Defence College, Abuja.
The lecture, which was for the inauguration of Course 26 participants, was titled, ‘Sub-regional cooperation and the stability of member states: Economic Community of East African States in perspective.’
Museveni said progress will be made when various tribes work together peacefully.
He said, “It is high time Nigerians stopped saying ‘I am for the Yoruba; I am for the Hausa.
“Where I come from, we have many cows and milk. But my kinsmen can’t buy my cows because they also have their own cows. I have cows. They have milk. I have milk. The people who help me to make money are the people from other tribes.
“Human resources are more important than natural resources. Look at Japan. The country has no oil, but it is one of the most prosperous nations in the world.
“It has human resources driving development in the country.”