- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has frowned at the people calling for the separation of Nigeria
- Tinubu said that the agitators for the Yoruba nation are doing so at the wrong time
- The APC chieftain noted that he and Governor Ganduje of Kano state have shown the world that Yoruba and Fulani are one
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that the Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho and others agitating for the break-up of Nigeria are doing so wrongly.
PM News reports that Tinubu emphasised that unity is key and that the Yoruba and Fulani are one and have to live together.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking at the 12th colloquium to mark his 69th birthday in Kano, the former governor of Lagos, said he chose Kano for the colloquium to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical period that they must remain as one.
The Punch also reports that Tinubu argued that if Nigeria breaks into smaller countries, he would not have been able to visit Kano without a visa.
“Why are we in Kano? It is to demonstrate to Nigerians at this critical time. It is because there is a Fulani man, a herder man who gave his daughter to a farmer, Yoruba man. And that Fulani, that Yoruba, and some people are agitating wrongly."
Tinubu said everyone should thank Ganduje for what he and the governor had been able to show Nigerians together.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Tinubu said that Nigeria is competing with bandits to recruit unemployed youths.
It was reported that while speaking at the colloquium to mark his 69th birthday on Monday, March 29, the former governor of Lagos also said Nigeria is under-policed while grappling with a high rate of unemployment.
Tinubu, however, asked the federal government to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army.