The vice president of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo has publicly declared that people will face penury if the country divides.
He made this known to Nigerians while receiving a delegation of the Muhammadu Buhari Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
The Vice President also disclosed that people pushing for the country’s break up are wrong.
In his words, he said:
“We must never relent in ensuring that we keep to the ideals of the country and we don’t lose sight of what we are trying to achieve here.
“Mr President has always remained steadfast and focused on resolving the problems of the country beginning with security… he is a steady hand, he is unflappable, he is not panicky, he is focused and looking at the security issues every day, and trying to advance the best possible solutions.”
“People who suggest that the country breaks up, whatever may be the reason for their views, are certainly not correct and we must say so to them at every turn.”
“The unity of this country is important for all of the different ethnicities, religions, everybody. Whatever the group or ideology, unity is important for every one of us.”
“For a country that is the largest economy in Africa and definitely going to be one of the largest economies in the world, to start thinking in terms of fragmenting itself. If you fragment, the problems are going to multiply, poverty will multiply.”