- A former speaker, Yakubu Dogara has called on Nigerians to stop all discussions on social media which are capable of hurting the unity of Nigeria
- Dogara warned that disunity poses a greater threat to the nation than acts of terror
- The lawmaker appealed to groups and individuals to cease taking any step that will further polarise the country
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A former speaker, Yakubu Dogara has warned that it has never ended well for anyone who betrayed Nigeria.
Dogara issued the warning on Monday, May 4, when he called on Nigerians to stop all discussions on social media which are capable of hurting the unity of Nigeria as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on Facebook, the lawmaker said disunity poses a greater threat to the nation than acts of terror.
"It is like our forbears, who were God fearing men placed a curse on any Zaar Son or daughter that betrays our people. I won’t name names but no one has ever done it and ended well. Those who don’t know should ask," he said
"This curse is still in operation like the curse King David placed on mount Gilboa after his soul mate, Jonathan fell there in battle. May this curse be the portion of any one or authority in our land that defies the unity of our people and continue posting seditious posts on social media or taking actions that further imperils our unity."
Dogara asked Nigerians to learn from the almighty Roman Empire which was never conquered by any invading force but collapsed because it could not endure the contradictions within.
The lawmaker appealed all groups and individuals to cease taking any step that will further polarise the country.
He said the solution to the challenges facing the country is within, adding that the strength of the Nigerian nation is never in numbers but in unity.
Meanwhile, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has denied reports of the award of COVID-19 procurement contract to a private firm.
A media report had accused the commission of awarding the sum of N5,474,647,125.00 for the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health workers and provision of community-based sensitization campaign against the spread of COVID-19 in the region.
The commission in a statement described the purported award letter signed by one Alex Ndudi Enebeli as fake.
The commission also denied claims that the present management has paid out huge sums for contracts to supply kits and drugs for the prevention of Lassa Fever.
The NDDC noted that the attacks on the commission are due to the forensic audit expected to be carried out on past deeds in the intervention agency.
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