There is no doubt that Africa is passing through the most critical period of its history

There is no doubt that Africa is passing through the most critical period of its history. The terrorism, sectarianism, corruption, political unrest and economic crisis are causing a threat to its solidarity. The vital need of the hour is to strengthen our unity as a nation. National unity is the main agenda that has been the focus of the country’s leaders since the time of the country’s independence. Various slogans, mottos and programs have been put forward to foster unity and relations among races through various policies that have been introduced. According to Ding Choo Ming (2005: 17), national unity is closely linked with security and can also determine that nation development becomes the basis for the sustained prosperity of all. Due to this, every leader is required to play an active and positive role as an agent in reducing conflict among races on one hand and also promoting national unity.