I will never be tired of calling for the unity of Nigeria - IBB

I will never be tired of calling for the unity of Nigeria - IBB

- Former head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, has reacted to the ongoing agitations from all parts of the country

- Babangida praised the armed forces of Nigeria for working to protect the nation's unity

Former head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has weighed in on the numerous agitations for secession posing threat to the unity of Nigeria.

Babangida, in a recent interview, said that the resilience of the armed forces of Nigeria to curtailed secessionist and agitations throughout the nation’s post independence has reduced tensions in the country, Daily Post reports.

He said: “Peace remains the best option in resolving conflicts and agitations in the country, adding that recent conflicts and agitations, chanting slogan of war and hate speeches are derailing the nation’s development and unity.

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“As an active participant in the civil war and a retired military officer, with the hard lesson learnt, I will never be tired on calling for the oneness and unity of our great nation. We will forever be ready to sacrifice for a united and prosperous Nigeria whenever the need arises

“During our tenure in government we deliberately formulated policies, programmes, projects and even the creation of states to further weaken unwholesome agitations for secession and promote mutual and peaceful coexistence devoid of ethnic, religious and regional discriminations.”

He urged Nigerians to support the government in its fight against insecurity, poverty, hunger in the country.

He said: “We should support the government in addressing the security and economic challenges as I urge Nigerians to extend their gestures with a hand of fellowship to one another and assists those affected by natural disasters, conflicts and communal clashes that are presently confined at various Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs).”

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Meanwhile, Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has described Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari as a failed country.

Obi made the comment in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital on Saturday, September 30.

He lamented that Nigeria was still operating in the past with no qualified leadership to revitalize the economy.

He blamed the recent rise in agitation of youth across the country to the poor leadership of the present administration of the federal government.

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