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The former governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has appealed to separatists and those clamouring for secession to abandon such an idea.
Speaking in a goodwill message at a Special Ramadan Prayer Tafsir lecture held at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday, Tinubu asserted that Nigeria is better together.
According to the former governor, the drums of war being beaten by some people may result in crisis like Sudan and Iraq has been experiencing in recent times.
Nigeria, which according to him is yet to recover from the effect of the civil war, cannot afford to experience another war.
‘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.
Tinubu praised the governor of the state, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Kadiri Hamzat, for their achievements; saying the state has witnessed massive developments under the Sanwo-Olu administration.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK