The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has advocated for a one united Nigeria, and advised those fighting for secession to change their orientation.
Speaking at the Special Ramadan Prayer Tafsir (Lecture) for Lagos State and Nigeria, held at the Lagos House, Marina on Sunday, May 2, Tinubu said that the country was better together than separated.
He said that the war drums some people were beating would result in the disintegration of the country like Sudan and Iraq.
According to him, Nigeria is yet to recover from the effect of the civil war, hence, 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. We are yet to recover from the civil war.
”We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate, it’s not acceptable to us. Our prayers are for prosperity and more wealth for the country,” he said.
Tinubu also commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, for their achievements in the state.
He said that the state had witnessed massive developments since the administration of Sanwo-Olu came on board and expressed satisfaction with their performance.
In his goodwill message, Gov. Sanwo-Olu promised to fulfill his campaign promises and deliver on the dividends of democracy.
He said that the state government was in the process of installing 2,000 cameras; across the state for security surveillance.
He said that the proposed last mile buses, which his administration would unveil this month (May), would eradicate the menace of Okada riders.
According to him, more funds will be deployed into the state Security Trust Fund to empower police and other security operatives; while technology will be deployed around the state.
The National Missioner, Ansaru-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Abdul-Rahman Ahmad, also called on those clamouring for the country to divide to have a rethink.
Ahmad said that though insecurity was on the increase; with constant prayers; change of thoughts; and characters by Nigerians, the country would come out of it.
The Islamic cleric encouraged all Nigerians to buy made in Nigeria products to strengthen the naira and the economy.