Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday insisted that Nigeria is greater together than apart and that it is God’s design that the country remains united.
He said the importance accorded to Nigeria by other nations of the world is chiefly for its diversity, adding that the Federal Government will continue to do everything to ensure the unity of the country.
Osinbajo’s call is coming at a time, agitations for a state of Biafra have been on the rise, with the recent stay at home order issued by secessionist groups in the south east to make the end of the civil war which ravaged the country, in an attempt to declare a state of Biafra.
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Acting President Osinbajo spoke during the first day of his two days official visit to Cross River State, when he paid a courtesy call on the Obong of Calabar , Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V .
He said, “Cross River State is so much an intriguing part of Nigeria and every part needs the other. We are greater together than apart . When people speak of Nigeria , it is because of its diversity . Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united.”
According to Osinbajo, the country has tried in managing its diversity so far, arguing that crisis of any type is not healthy for the country .
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government will stop at nothing at ensuring that the interest and development of all sections of the country is met.
He then assured the support of the Federal Government to the construction of the super highway by the state government and said that the initiative would enhance economic and social development of the state.
In his response, the Obong of Calabar, while appreciating the visit and asked that the traditional institution be given constitutional powers.