Nigeria’s disintegration not acceptable to us, says Tinubu

Ebun Francis| Former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday said the country will not disintegrate and appealed to those clamouring for secession to forget the idea.

There have been in recent times sustained calls for Nigeria’s breakup from both the proponents of a Biafran government and other aggrieved citizens.

Tinubu who made the assertion in a goodwill message at a Special Ramadan Prayer Tafsir lecture held at the Lagos House, Marina, maintained that Nigeria is better together.

According to him, the drums of war being beaten by some people may result in crisis like Sudan and Iraq, which is yet to recover from the effects of war.

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“For clamouring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience war. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such war does not end on time and we are even yet to recover from the civil war.”

“We are better together than divided. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate; it is not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country and not separation or war,” he said.

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