- Those angling for the break up of Nigeria have been told their agitations are coming too late
- The statement was made by an elder statesman, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande who is 91 years old
- Kwande is also a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland and the co-chairman of the Northern Elders Forum
Elder statesman, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, has declared that it is too late for Nigeria to break up as a country.
Kwande who is also the co-chairman of the Northern Elders Forum made the comment in an exclusive interview with the Nigerian Tribune newspapers.
The former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland said:
“We are all one. It is too late for us to begin to take scissors to cut the country. How are you going to cut it? Half of my city in Jos is dominated by the Igbo and we are very happy because they are developing the city new buildings are springing up.
“Is it wrong for your city to be developed? The Yoruba man is doing his own and the Hausa man is busy taking his produce down south.
“America is great today because of the component parts, French man, an African, and Indian. Asians and many others are all embraced.”
Kwande, however, admitted that there is high tension in the country presently, adding that all leaders at various levels should go back to the drawing board.
Meanwhile, a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Robert Achiaga has advised the governments at all levels in Nigeria to embrace dialogue with aggrieved groups in order to end violent agitations in the country.
Fr. Achiaga made the call while speaking to Legit.ng during an exclusive interview held in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja recently.
He said violent agitations are caused by people who have tried to express themselves but were not given attention.
In a related development, Abdulrazaq Hamzat, an Illorin-based public affairs commentator says there are reasons why Nigeria is in constant crisis.
In an opinion piece sent to Legit.ng, the commentator listed seven reasons why the country is always in conflict.