Nigeria can't be separated, argues Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki, since people have paid the price to keep the country together.
This was stated by Obaseki on Thursday at the launch of the 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day emblem in Benin, the Edo capital.
He claimed that separating Nigeria would be unjust to those who have made sacrifices for the country's unity, notably soldiers. The thought of Nigeria being divided, according to him is a disservice to the country's heroes, hence, it cannot be divided.
“We should not encourage the kind of rhetoric that we have been parading in this country today about the unity of our great country. Nigeria has come to stay, and Nigeria cannot and will not be divided,” he said.
“That is why we take events like this very seriously and to encourage the younger ones what sacrifices for the country means and also to encourage those of you who are in service that your efforts will not be in vain.”
Marcus Onobun, the Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, gave the legion 50% of his pay, while Tony Aziegbemi, the state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), donated N1 million.
The chairman of the Nigerian Legion in Edo, Ignatius Enabulele, also offered the group's cooperation in combating insecurity in the state.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.