President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to do everything in his power to keep Nigeria together.
He stated this at the at Emir’s Palace, Katsina, on Monday, May 9, during the beginning of his two day official visit to the state.
He lamented the death recorded during the Nigerian civil war, saying the war was fought for Nigeria's unity.
“I always say the civil war was fought for the unity of Nigeria because as at the time we have not even discovered oil let alone enjoying it, and we must not also forget that about two million people were killed,” he said.
He said it is unfortunate “recently, some people who were not even born then are saying they want to divide Nigeria”.
“With the way Sahara is advancing, with Boko Haram, growing number of people and uncertainty over rainfall, in a land where we fought civil war leading to the death of about two million, it would be foolhardy for someone to just say he would chase us away,” the President said.
Buhari stressed that his administration will by all means ensure peace and unity reigns in Nigeria.
While advising Nigerians to embrace farming as it remains the viable option out of the current economic crisis, said that he knows the difficulties the citizens are passing through.
He assured that his government is doing everything possible to change the fortunes of the nation.