- The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, has faulted the negative utterances of some Nigerians
- The presidential aide explained why such doomsday predictions did not emanate during the Buhari administration
- Adesina expressed the confidence that Nigeria will continue to remain as one united nation despite the negative utterances
Adesina in an article published on his Facebook page titled, Nigeria’s Unity And All The Iberiberism, stated that some people have no other business than making doomsday predictions of a crumbled, collapsed Nigeria.
Femi Adesina criticises doomsday predictions about Nigeria
The presidential spokesperson said the people making the predictions behave like they fast and pray for Nigeria’s eventuality collapse.
Adesina however, explained that these types of predictions were also made during the tenure of past presidents, but that they never occurred.
‘’When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was President between 1999 and 2007, they predicted that he was going to be the last President of a united Nigeria.
''It didn’t happen. When Umaru Yar’Adua came, they said he was too sick to hold Nigeria together. The country stood. Under Goodluck Jonathan, they said the man was too weak, and different components of the country would soon say, ‘to your tents oh Israel.’ Nigeria survived. And for six years under Muhammadu Buhari, they have not changed their songs.''
According to The Punch, he said despite the claims that the Fulanisation of the country would be the final death knell, Nigeria will survive from day to day and month to month.
Governor Uzodimma rejects secession
The governor, however, stated that what Igbo people want in the country, is not to be treated as second-class citizens.
Governor Uzodimma made the statement on Wednesday, June 17 when he welcomed the House of Representatives committee on constitution amendment led by the deputy speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase to Imo state.