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VIDEO: Nigeria had never been one – Femi Adesina
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√ Says Nigeria is not one country since 1914
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has stirred up another dust before upcoming Nigeria’s 60th-anniversary celebration tagged ‘TOGETHER’.
The President’s aide, who is vested with the responsibility of relating with Nigerians on the activities from Buhari’s desk, asserted that the country’s inconvenient amalgamation of 1914 has always been divided since day one.
Speaking through a teleconference with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, the spokesperson noted that the country’s division predates the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and hence has been managed.
Adesina was reacting to statements credited to both the former Head of State, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, that Nigeria is presently more divided than ever before.
He maintained that the country shattered along ethnic, religious, and political lines before Buhari took over in 2015 adding that Nigerians were divided along with language, hopelessly and terribly.
Adesina accused some individuals of nursing amber of the division despite Buhari’s efforts to letting harmony return to the country.
He said some people play politics with everything, thrive, and luxuriate in the gap between the citizens.
In his words: “So, if they say Nigeria is divided today, it is because Nigeria has always been divided. And all efforts to unite Nigeria and Nigerians never worked.
“When Nigerians come to a decision point that we must live together, we can’t wish anybody away, then we will be working towards being a nation,” Adesina said.
Come October 1, 2020, the country will be celebrating sixty years since Independence from British Colonial rule.
Despite the presence of mineral resources domicile in different regions, the country is lagging behind other countries in terms of infrastructural development, rule of law, security, technology, economy, and many more.Scannews24.com