Cost Of Splitting Nigeria More Than Cost Of Keeping It Together – Obasanjo Says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated regardless of what occurs, Nigeria will live on.

He said this on Friday, throughout the Book Launch and eighty fifth Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria which was held on the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State.

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He stated the price of staying collectively as a nation is cheaper than the price of dividing Nigeria ruling out the secessionist agitations by proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and people in search of a separate Yoruba Nation.

Obasanjo, who was the Convener of the programme in honour of Mbang, described the previous President of the Christian Association of Nigeria as a lover of Nigeria.

Obasanjo said that the “many enemies” who don’t wish to see the nation’s continued co-existence would fail.

Amid the entire wrestle to carry collectively the soul of Nigeria simply 60 years after independence and plenty of interruptions of army takeovers, Obasanjo stated he would proceed to work for the peace and progress of a united Nigeria.

Obasanjo stated, “We are here to honour somebody we should honour, and learn from him (Mbang), to show that we genuinely love and appreciate him for the service he has rendered to the Christian community in this country and world over. And to assure him that whatever happens, we will continue to work for unity, peace, security and progress of this country.

“I know that these are things that are dear to his heart. We want to assure you that Nigeria will continue to exist because the cost for Nigeria not to continue to exist is much more than the cost for us to make Nigeria to continue to exist.

“There are many people – high and low – who can be described as enemies of Nigeria but they will not win over those who are friends of Nigeria.”

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Cost Of Splitting Nigeria More Than Cost Of Keeping It Together – Obasanjo Says

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