- Abdulsalami Abubakar has reacted to the agitation for the division of Nigeria
- The former military leader said the solution to Nigeria's problems is not division
- Abubakar explained that Nigeria has passed the stage of division
A former Nigerian military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said that the solution to Nigeria's problems is not division.
The retired military officer who made the disclosure in a recent interview with Daily Trust spoke about the agitation for the division of the country and Nigeria’s journey 60 years after independence.
The former head of state noted that though Oduduwa, IPOB, Irobi, Tiv etc want to have a state on their own, he doesn't believe that is the answer.
He went on to note that Nigeria has passed this stage, adding that what Nigerians need to do is to sit down and think of how to work as a nation.
Abubakar expressed concern that if Nigeria splits, the country would become a nonentity, and the people's voices will not be heard.
"What I think we need to do is to sit down and think of how we would work as a nation, how there would be more equity and justice as we move forward as a nation, how do we make sure that there is equal representation in all we do and also how do we disabuse the minds of Nigerians on this issue of religion and dichotomy of trying to split this country."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) joined several other Nigerians to speak about the state of the nation as Nigeria celebrates its 60th Independence Day.
The former vice president during the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo in his independence anniversary message called on the federal and state governments to release all political prisoners.
Similarly, former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan, has felicitated with citizens on the occasion of the 60th Independence Day celebration.
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