Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has stated that the agitation of secessionists is not the solution to the challenges confronting the country.
This was stated by Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday, at a public lecture in Abuja organised by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) Press Corps.
There has been a clamour for the Biafran Republic by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Oduduwa Republic by ‘Yoruba nation’ groups in the south-west.
According to the governor, the secessionists should have a change of heart and embrace dialogue over their grievances.
He said Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, noting that countries that have broken up are still in crisis.
According to him, the world will not respect Africa if Nigeria breaks up, saying, “our ‘Mandela, The Great’ won’t sleep well if we blow up this opportunity to lead the black race,” Ganduje said.
“That is why we, the leaders, need to come together to appeal to our aggrieved people who are agitating for self-determination at this time.
“The ‘Biafran’ agitators and a small section of the Yoruba nation agitating for Oduduwa Republic should therefore always have this at the back of their minds in their political calculations and transformations”, he further stated.