President Buhari, Femi Adesina
The Particular Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina mentioned he disagrees with Nigerians who consider that the nation is extra divided than it was earlier than the Buhari-led administration got here into energy in 2015.
Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, and lots of others have come out to say that Nigeria is now extra divided than it has ever been.
Nevertheless talking on Channels TV this night, Adesina mentioned even after the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914, the nation has at all times remained divided and that the division at present seen throughout the nation didn’t begin with President Buhari. In his phrases
“Nigeria had at all times been divided proper from amalgamation in 1914. Nigeria is an inconvenient amalgamation however we now have stored at it and we now have labored at it.
“And I inform you that there isn’t any time within the historical past of this nation that the nation was not divided. However then, we now have stored at it and we are attempting to make it work.
“As at 2015 when President Buhari got here, Nigeria was terribly divided; divided alongside ethnic, non secular and political strains; divided alongside language; divided hopelessly and terribly.”
Criticizing those that peddle the declare that the nation is now divided, Adesina mentioned;
”You see that various folks, as a substitute of letting concord return to this nation, thrive and luxuriate in widening the hole between Nigerians. They play politics with all the pieces.
So, if they are saying Nigeria is split at the moment, it’s as a result of Nigeria has at all times been divided. And all efforts to unite Nigeria and Nigerians by no means labored
When Nigerians decide level that we should stay collectively, we will’t want anyone away, then we can be working in the direction of being a nation.”