President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday at the 24th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo, warned Nigerian elites to stop misleading Nigerians through their unguarded utterances.
According to Buhari, development and progress could not thrive in a hate-filled and divisive society.
Buhari was represented at the event by the Director of Corporate Communications, National Universities Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Yakasai.
He further noted that universities as home of great thinkers should give guidance to communities on how to make informed decisions ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He warned that the Federal Government would not condone or tolerate provocative remarks capable of spreading hate among the people.
“At this point, I want to be very clear and equivocal, that the Federal Government will never condone or tolerate incendiary remarks from any person or group of persons, which are meant to harass, intimidate, cause fear and spread hate, no matter how highly placed such a person is.
“Law enforcement agencies should fish out people who make inciting statements, instigate civil disobedience, broadcast hate speeches or stir strife, riot and rebellion and bring them to book.
“We should continue to live together as brothers and sisters.”