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The former governor of Lagos State and APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appealed to Nigerians not to turn the security challenges in the country into ethnic, tribal, or religious crises warning that any war in Nigeria would completely submerge west Africa.
Tinubu, who spoke on Friday during the eighth-day Fidau prayer for late Lateef Jakande, first civilian governor of Lagos state, said that if there is war in Nigeria, the whole region would be completely destabilized.
He said; ‘Nigeria is currently facing crises, the crisis of insurgency, of banditry and all aspects of insecurity. But God Almighty who made this country one of the largest and most resourceful countries will guide and protect us.
‘If there is war in Nigeria, it will submerge the entire West Africa and there won’t be enough space to accommodate us as refugees. Those who have seen the effects of war, the consequences of tribal conflict, of religious conflict will never want it for Nigeria.’
Speaking further, the political juggernaut also noted that he started his political career at Jakande’s house back then in the 80’s.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK