“So, when you say you divide (Nigeria into Biafra, Yoruba Nations, etc), where do you draw the line with the inter-marriages and so on and so forth? It is going to be difficult.”
These were the views expressed today, August 12 by the former Nigerian Military Head of State, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar while speaking at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(IBB) legacy Dialogue 2021.
Insisting that separation of Nigerian won’t work, the former leader said that instead of various people to be agitating for separation, they should embrace their diversity and work towards maintaining unity.
“Even if you break Nigeria now, how are you going to do? When everybody, every Nigerian, anywhere you go in the village, you will find a Hausa man, a Yoruba man, an Igbo man, Itsekiri and so on and so forth.” he said.
He advised that all hands should be on deck to address the menace of insecurity and disunity, stressing the need for Nigerians to expose perpetrators of insecurity.
“So, let us expose them to the authorities and let us put our hands on deck to tackle the security challenges,”
Present at the event were former Senate President, Senator David Mark, Chairman, Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador George Obiozor, former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Professor Jerry Gana; former Governor of Niger State, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu amongst many others.