By Abba Gwale
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has warned those agitating for the disintegration of Nigeria to let go of the idea.
Tinubu said this in his goodwill speech at the Special Ramadan Tafsir at the Lagos House in Marina on Sunday.
The former Lagos State Governor cited the examples of war in Iraq and Sudan which he said must not be experienced in Nigeria adding that there’s need for collective work to move the country forward.
“God will not allow Nigeria to experience war. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such wars do not end in time. We are yet to recover from the civil war.
We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate; it’s not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country,” he said.
He also commended the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, for their achievements in the state.
During his address, Sanwo-Olu, promised to improve security in the state by installing 2,000 cameras across the state for security surveillance.
He said, “We are going to install 2,000 cameras in the whole state. We will stop at nothing at ensuring dividends of democracy.”
Sheikh Ahmad Raman, National Missioner, Ansaru-deen Society of Nigeria, Lagos State, called on those clamouring for the country to divide to have a rethink.
He said, “Today are hard times, these are uncertain times. This is the time men are supposed to be separated from boys. This is the time that regions need to think out of the box.
We are insecure, we are unsure, there is hunger, and there is anger and confusion in the land. This is the time we need divine intervention. If we gather and pray till 2023, Allah will not listen to us till we do some things.”