National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has cautioned those clamouring for secession to jettison the idea, adding that the country had not fully recovered from the effect of the 1967 – 1970 civil war.
He said Nigeria is Better together.
Tinubu spoke at the Lagos House in Marina during a Ramadan Tafsir (lecture) organised by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“For those clamouring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience it. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such wars do 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 prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country.”
The former governor also praised Governor Sanwo-Olu for his achievements so far. According to him, the state had witnessed massive development.
Apart from top government officials led by Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat in attendance, others such as: APC leader Chief Bisi Akande, members of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, were there.
The business community at the event was led by Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
Grand Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Oluwatoyin Abou-Nolla, led Islamic clerics.