- Festus Keyamo has declared that Nigeria's separation is no longer attainable
- The junior labour and employment minister said the nation is configured to be "till death do us apart"
- According to him, Nigeria has a long history of intermarriage and mutual economic connection — making it difficult to break up
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Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has stated that Nigeria's divisibility is "no longer feasible" due to some factors ranging from economic relation to marital connectivity.
Speaking through a tweet on his personal Twitter page on Thursday, October 1, the senior lawyer and minister declared that Nigeria can no longer be separated — dishing a brutal blow to continued calls for a breakup.
Legit.ng understands that Keyamo spoke in celebration of Nigeria's 60th anniversary of independence from the draconian rule of the colonial imperialists.
Keyamo stated that Nigeria's diversity is rich and unique with a long history of criss-cross marriages and investments.
The minister, whose lineage is traceable to Delta and Yoruba, said Nigeria will forever remain a single entity "till death do us part."
He said people calling for break-up can still pursue their regional agenda within a united Nigeria.
In his words:
"For the umpteen time, I say that our separation as people is no longer feasible. Our long history of criss-cross marriages & investments is 'till death do us part'
"TOGETHER we will remain and we can pursue our own regional agenda within a united NIGERIA. Happy Independence Day."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Keyamo threatened to resign his appointment if politicians hijack job slots approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for unskilled rural persons.
The junior labour minister made the threat when speaking at the inauguration of the inter-ministerial committee on extended special public works across the 774 local governments of the federation.
The minister stated that the programme was designed to provide job opportunity in rural areas through short term engagement of one thousand (1000) unemployed persons per local government for a period of three months.
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