Secession: Nigeria Has Come to Stay, Obaseki Tells Yoruba, Biafra Agitators

Secession: Nigeria Has Come to Stay, Obaseki Tells Yoruba, Biafra Agitators

  • Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, has boldly declared that Nigeria will always remain a single country
  • According to him, what the country is facing is only challenges, just like every other nation of the world
  • Going further, the governor praised Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, over his role in fighting insecurity

For those agitating for a separate country, your dreams might never be fulfilled if the words of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo is to be accepted.

According to him, the country has come to stay no matter the situation.

He disclosed this when he received visiting Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at Government House, Benin, The Guardian Newspaper reports.

Obaseki tells Yoruba, Biafra agitators that Nigeria has come to stay.
Governor Obaseki says Nigeria has come to stay. Photo: Femi Adesina
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Buratai, Nigeria's former Chief of Army Staff between 2015 and 2021 before his latest appointment, is now Nigeria’s ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Punch Newspaper added.

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Obaseki said:

“We are facing our challenges like other countries in the world and that is why we need leaders like you. We will continue to do our own beat in contributing to the harmony and unity of Nigeria.”

Going further, he praised the former army chief for his role in fighting insecurity in the country, claiming that Nigeria was now building on the foundation laid by Buratai in combating insecurity.

He added:

“The foundation you laid as chief of army staff, is what we are building on today. You are here in Edo because we appreciate what you have done for this country."

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Meanwhile, former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has spoken against the agitation for secession, arguing that the nation has more to gain by being united.

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Obasanjo made the statement on Friday, August 27, at a book launch held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos state.

The elder statesman pointed out that the cost of staying together as a nation is cheaper than the cost of dividing Nigeria.

He expressed the confidence that Nigeria will continue to exist despite calls by some people for the breakup of the country.

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A former head of state, General Ibrahim Babangida has said that Nigeria’s unity should be strengthened rather than negotiated.

Call for secession, especially from the southern part of the country, has taken the centre stage of discourse in recent times. gathered that despite the agitations, Babangida, who told Channels Television’s Newsnight, called on Nigerians to support the country’s leaders.


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