President Buhari to Biafra Agitators, Breaking up Nigeria “is Going to be Very Difficult”

by Uche Onegeria 1 Dec , 2016  

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari  reiterated to those seeking to breakup the country, Nigeria that the country’s unity is not negotiable. He said that having another country out of Nigeria is a misplaced conception.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President met with the South-East Council of Traditional Rulers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“The question of having another country out of Nigeria is going to be very difficult. From 1914, we have more than 200 cultures living with one another. God had endowed this country with natural resources and talented people. We should concentrate on these and be very productive

The question of having another country out of Nigeria is going to be very difficult. From 1914, we have more than 200 cultures living with one another. God had endowed this country with natural resources and talented people. We should concentrate on these and be very productive  ” ~ President Buhari

He assured the traditional rulers present that the South-East will benefit from the new railway architecture being put in place by his administration.

On the issue of having representatives from the South-East in his government, the President said he is “very conscious of the sensitivities of the South East” and has given the region’s four out of five states, senior ranking Ministerial positions in the Federal Cabinet.

He also appealed to the traditional rulers from the South East to persuade their people to give his government a chance and to continue to serve as beacons of culture and traditions of their people.

The President also discussed kidnapping and cattle rustling issues, which he described as “unfortunate” will be the government’s next target, now that “we have managed to calm down the North-East.”

The President also discussed the seemingly acute focus of his administration’s war against corruption and insecurity in the country. He blamed the endless nature of some ongoing trials on some complexities including the fact that some of the cases can be traced back to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s tenure.

Source: punchng.com

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