- The unity of Nigeria should be sustained according to one of the children of MKO Abiola, winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election
- According to Jamiu Abiola, the country was not created by mistake and as such, it should not be allowed to breakup
- As a result of this, he has floated a foundation to enlighten Nigerians on why the country should not be allowed to disintegrate
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To enlighten the people, Jamiu has floated a foundation named after his mother, Kudirat, to work for peace and unity of Nigeria in the face of agitations for secession, Guardian Newspaper reports.
Abiola said the creation of Nigeria by God was not a mistake and that the country had gone too far as a united nation to break up.
“So, the same way these forces work against the country, we also have to establish forces of our own to work for the country. We should get more forces positively than negative forces. So, this is the time, because if things go wrong and democracy does not work, it means my father and my mother died for nothing. And there is no way I can let it happen."
Shelve the idea, Obasanjo tells secession agitators
In another report, Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo, says although Nigerians would fare better staying together than breaking up, the nation’s unity should not be at ‘any cost’.
The former president stated this in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, at his investiture as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyor (NIS) organised by the Ogun chapter of the Body of Fellows of the NIS.
Legit.ng gathered the ex-president called on agitators for the disintegration of the country to shelve the idea and work for its oneness. He said it is better for Nigeria to remain as one indivisible nation than for each tribe to go its separate way.
Also, Obasanjo said that elder statesmen under the aegis of the Committee for the Goodness of Nigeria (CGN) have notified President Muhammadu Buhari of their recent meeting in Abuja on the insecurity in the country.
The ex-president said members of the CGN agreed in principle to formally present their resolutions to President Buhari before any public disclosure.
Legit.ng gathered that Obasanjo offered an insight into what was discussed at their Thursday, June 10, meeting, which according to him, bothered on issues of security, economy, welfare, well-being, unity and progress of Nigeria.