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Monday, 26 June 2017
Biafra: Unity of Nigeria not negotiable –Osinbajo reiterates at Sallah
President Yemi Osinbajo has once again said that the unity of Nigeria
is not negotiable, even as he expressed optimism that President
Muhammadu Buhari will serve out his tenure in good health.
spoke in reference to the clamour by the Igbo for a state of
Biafra and the reaction to that by northern youth asking them to quit
the North and return to the East.
unity is not negotiable,” the acting president said adding: “We
should make sure that we remain united in order to enjoy the
resources God has blessed Nigeria with. So many nations envy what we
have as a nation.”
spoke at his official residence in Abuja when he received a
delegation of the Federal Capital Territory Muslim community who
paid him Sallah homage.
to him: “We are praying everyday, and we know that the Lord, God
Almighty, who we serve, will bring our president back in good health.
And that he will serve this nation with the same determination and
the same spirit of oneness; the same spirit that he has always served
this nation from when he was a young man. He will serve this nation
and complete the period of his service in good health, in good shape
and our country will be the better for it.”
to him, apart from bringing love and integrity as well as
guaranteeing enjoyment of national endowments, unity will also earn
Nigeria respect in the global community.
acting president reassured that the present administration would do
everything possible to sustain the nation’s unity.
ethnicity doesn’t matter, and that is why for us, unity is so
important that we must work together to make sure that our country is
able to take care of the millions of people we govern.
expects us to take care of the poor and those suffering to ensure
that we use government resources only in such a way that it will be
for the good of the majority of our people.”
the FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, who led the delegation,
commended the security agencies as well as religious and traditional
rulers for their role in sustaining the peace in the FCT.
acting Chief Imam of the National Mosque, Mohammad Kabir Adamu and
the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, FCT Chapter,
Reverend Samson Jonah, prayed for Buhari’s quick recovery.
clergymen, in their goodwill messages, also commended Osinbajo for
piloting the affairs of the countty well in Buhari’s absence.
event was attended by the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter
Onnoghen, some members of the Federal Executive Council, the acting
chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Mr Ibrahim
Magu and the Director-General of the Department of State Security,
Malam Lawal Daura.