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Oduduwa, Biafra Citizens Won’t Be Valued Like Nigerian Citizens—Obasanjo Warns Secessionists, Agitators

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has known as on all agitators for the disintegration of the nation to shelve the thought and work for the unity and oneness of the nation.

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He stated it’s higher for Nigeria to stay as one indivisible nation, moderately than for every tribe to go its separate means.



He famous that the residents of Oduduwa Republic or Biafra Republic as being touted shall be of much less significance or worth than Nigeria.

Obasanjo made the decision on Wednesday on the luncheon and investiture of the previous president as a Fellow of Nigerian Establishment of Surveyor, organised by the Physique of Fellow of the NIS, Ogun State chapter.

The occasion held on the Marquee of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, additionally noticed to the investiture of Kehinde Isijola as the brand new chairman of the Physique of the Fellows.

Talking additional, Obasanjo stated although the current scenario within the nation just isn’t palatable, calling for the disintegration of the nation just isn’t the answer, declaring “that it’s higher we keep collectively.”

“If there’s any Nigerian who doesn’t really feel apprehensive on the scenario of the nation, the particular person is a human being with out being human.

“Any Nigerian who’s human shall be apprehensive, if not annoyed with the current scenario within the nation. We’re apprehensive about safety scenario, apprehensive about financial scenario, apprehensive about our political scenario and the drum we’re listening to is of disintegration of the nation.

“I’m a robust believer of 1 Nigeria, however not one Nigeria at any value, however one Nigeria the place each Nigerian can really feel proud that she or he has a stake on this nation.

“No Nigerian is born a slave on this nation. No Nigerian is born to be oppressed on this nation and people of us which have shared a part of our blood and sweat for this nation, we did that as a result of we needed a rustic the place each Nigerian can declare as his or her personal.

“I consider that if we speak amongst ourselves the way in which we must always and if we modify the narrative, I consider it is a nice nation. That we do not make Nigeria what God desires it to be just isn’t the fault of God, however the fault of ourselves, significantly our leaders.

“One factor that offers us power is our variety. If all that we’ve is Republic of Oduduwa for many who stated so, their place is comprehensible. If that’s all we’ve, members of that nation shall be diminished in comparison with be a citizen of Nigeria. Residents of Oduduwa Republic or another republic from Nigeria shall be diminished in comparison with residents of Nigeria.

“On this age and time that we’re speaking concerning the reintegration of Africa for financial growth, disintegration of any nation shall be virtually idiotic; even when we’ve Igboland as an impartial nation, Yorubaland an impartial nation and Fulani/Hausaland an impartial nation.

“And as a pal of mine within the army used to say then, what’s going to turn into of the over 300 minorities – the Jukuns, the Gbasamas? The place will they belong? The one cause they’ll increase up their heads is as a result of they belong to Nigeria. Are we pondering of them or are we simply being egocentric? It doesn’t matter what we do, we are going to nonetheless be neighbours.

“We had seen it earlier than, India was damaged into India and Pakistan, they’re nonetheless at warfare until right now. Yugoslavia was damaged into what number of international locations, they haven’t sorted it until right now. Sudan was damaged into Sudan and South Sudan, I don’t consider South Sudan is healthier for it and that’s the reality.

“I consider it should value us much less to work for our unity, there are various issues improper, however these issues are correctable if we make efforts to appropriate them and maintain us collectively than what it should value us to interrupt up and be perpetually at warfare and all our cash shall be spent in constructing a military. I do know what a military comprises, I do know what it means to maintain a military, a military that will not be productive, allow us to give it some thought,” Obasanjo acknowledged.

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