ADVERTISEMENT

'I'll ensure Nigeria remains one' - President vows

He lamented the death recorded during the Nigerian civil war, saying the war was fought for Nigeria's unity.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference after meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Abuja, Nigeria March 2, 2016 REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

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.

“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”.

ADVERTISEMENT

“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.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

FG wants Sultan, CAN president to join fight against cybercrime among youths

FG wants Sultan, CAN president to join fight against cybercrime among youths

Tinubu secured $20bn investment to revolutionise agriculture, economy – Shettima

Tinubu secured $20bn investment to revolutionise agriculture, economy – Shettima

FG begins construction on Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway sections 3, 4 – Umahi

FG begins construction on Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway sections 3, 4 – Umahi

Tinubu making efforts to reduce cost of living, enrich citizens – FG

Tinubu making efforts to reduce cost of living, enrich citizens – FG

FCT residents can now sleep with their two eyes closed, Wike boasts

FCT residents can now sleep with their two eyes closed, Wike boasts

Wike vows to crack down on FCT touts who harass motorists because of levy

Wike vows to crack down on FCT touts who harass motorists because of levy

Nigeria needs ₦35 billion to restart Ajaokuta Light Steel section

Nigeria needs ₦35 billion to restart Ajaokuta Light Steel section

Court orders NCoS to take ailing Binance executive, Gambaryan to hospital

Court orders NCoS to take ailing Binance executive, Gambaryan to hospital

FG launches construction of 500 housing units in Kano

FG launches construction of 500 housing units in Kano

Pulse Sports

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Tobi Amusan second, Brume Ese picks Olympics ticket, and other Nigerians excel at Atlanta City Games

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

Caicedo, Kudus or Garnacho: Who should win EPL goal of the season?

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT