Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has stated that he disagrees with the views of people who opposed the Federal government placing a photo of herdsmen on the new Nigerian passport.
The picture of Fulani herdsmen on the new passport being issued has stirred a debate online with Apostle Suleman Johnson and former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode among the early critics.
Reno Omokri, however, disagrees with the position of many critics as he stated that he doesn’t see anything wrong in the government embedding a photo of herdsmen on the passport as they are also Nigerians as well.
He initially tweeted:
“I am against RUGA and I am against ISLAMISATION. I am willing to spill my blood to ensure that both of them don’t see the light of day.
“But as long as other ethnic groups are represented on the new Nigerian international passport, I don’t see anything wrong in it bearing the image of herdsmen and their cattle. Herdsmen are also Nigerians. We are against KILLER herdsmen, not PEACEFUL herdsmen. We must promote PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE.”
The popular public affairs analyst later tweeted when he saw a copy of the passport:
“I have now received other pages of the new passport. It has images of ethnic nationalities from all 6 geopolitical zones. The issue of herdsmen on the passport may be distasteful to some due to the killings by killer herdsmen, but it is not wrong. It is necessary for peaceful coexistence.”