- Yemi Osinbajo has maintained that Nigeria is a great nation notwithstanding its diversity and current challenges
- The vice president said this while reacting to the secession agitations in some sections of the country
- Osinbajo on Thursday, May 6, advised those drumming support to drop such campaigns
Proponents of secession in the country have been advised to drop such campaigns, according to Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo who made the call while inaugurating Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Marshal Inspectorate Training School, built by Delta State Government in Owa-Alero, Ika North East local government area.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng on Thursday, May 6, Osinbajo said Nigeria remains better as one united country.
According to him, Nigeria was a great nation notwithstanding its diversity and current challenges.
He added that Nigerians should harness the inherent benefits in the country to promote sustainable socio-economic growth and development.
"To truly achieve this, Nigeria as a nation, must continue to promote justice, equity and fairness among the diverse groups in the country.
"We must caution those who are agitating for the break-up of the country against such agitation. It is important for our people to understand that the unity of this country must not be compromised."
He commended Delta State Government under Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for building the training institute for the federal agency and said that such partnership between states and the Federal Government was needed to promote sustainable development in the country.
The vice president remarked that the FRSC training school was fully furnished for the training of non-commissioned officers of the corps, and commended the management for its commitment towards delivery on its core mandate of reducing road crashes in the country.
In his remarks, Gov. Okowa said that a well-trained road safety marshal would impact positively on road safety standards and safe-driving practices in the state and the country.
He said that his administration had completed 483 road projects across the state, including the riverside areas.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this during an interview on Channels Television on Friday, March 26.
The presidential spokesman described the secession agitators as “charlatans” sponsored to bully the president thinking he will cower or panic.