- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked Nigerians to become born again as one of the processes for national rebirth
- The governor made the call on Monday, March 29 while speaking at an event to honour Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
- Ganduje was speaking on a topic that focuses on national integration the event
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Monday, March 29 said as far as national integration is concerned, all Nigerians must become born again.
Ganduje made the comment in his welcome address at the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Kano.
The event was organised to mark the 69th birthday of Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Addressing the gathering, Governor Ganduje admitted that the level of cohesion in Nigeria is currently at a very low point, saying that if nothing is done to change the narrative, the divisive variables will pull the country down.
Daily Trust quoted him as saying:
“As far as the issue of national integration is concerned, all Nigerians must be born again.”
Dignitaries such as President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors and the President of Liberia, George Weah, joined the programme via zoom.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that despite his efforts in organising the event, Osinbajo attended the event virtually from the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant, media and publicity to the VP, the change of plans was caused by bad weather.
Speaking at the event, VP Osinbajo advised those advocating for Nigeria's break-up to have a rethink.
He said if Nigeria does break, people may need visas to travel to places like Kano, stressing that Nigeria breaking into small components is not good for the nation.
Meanwhile, the celebrant Tinubu, lamented that Nigeria is competing with bandits to recruit unemployed youths.
He, however, asked the federal government to recruit at least 50 million youths into the Nigerian Army.
The former governor of Lagos state said taking the step would boost Nigeria’s fight against terrorism and insecurity.