Obasanjo rules out Yoruba nation, IPOB secession calls, says “whatever happens, Nigeria’ll continue to exist”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria will continue to exist despite the challenges the country is facing.

This was stated by the former president, while speaking yesterday, during the book launch and 85th birthday of Sunday Mbang, Prelate Emeritus of the Methodist Church Nigeria, in Lagos.

Obasanjo’s comments come amid agitations by secessionist groups.

The ex-president said he’ll continue to work for unity and peace in the country, adding that it’ll cost more if Nigeria ceases to exist, noting that it will be better for the country to remain as one.

“We are here to assure him (Mbang) that whatever happens, we will continue to work for unity, peace, security and progress of this country”, Obasanjo said.

“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 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”, he stated.

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