Tinubu reject calls for the separation of Nigeria


National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said that Nigeria is better than one.

He said this at a special Ramadan prayer attended by Chief Bisi Akande, members of Lagos Governor’s Advisory Council, State cabinet members, Oba of Lagos, Alayeluwa Rilwan Akiolu, and members of the business community, led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, among others in Lagos on Sunday.

He admonished those clamoring for secession to shun the idea, warning against war witnessed in countries like Sudan and Iraq.

He said, “For those clamoring for war, 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 war does not end on 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 prayers is for prosperity and more wealth for the country.”

Tinubu flayed the spate of kidnapping, saying the criminals were using the crime to embarrass Islam, a religion, he said, abhours killing and abduction of people against their will.