We're better as one Nigeria than breaking up, risk another war - Tinubu


The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu says, Nigeria risks another war if it breaks up.

The former Lagos Governor, Tinubu stated this while speaking at a special Ramadan prayer in his state.

Tinubu said Nigeria is better as one country than breaking up into six as requested from some quarters by few personalities and groups.

This is coming in a moment of sustained calls for Nigeria’s breakup from both the proponents of a Biafran government, agitators of Oodua Republic and aggrieved citizens.

But Tinubu said secession is “not acceptable to us” and that he has nowhere to go if Nigeria breaks up.

The former governor added that the country cannot afford another war as it is still suffering the effects of the civil war.

“God will not allow Nigeria to experience it (war). If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq,” he said.

“Such war does 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.”

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