Nigeria Cannot afford to break-up, Says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Os­inbajo has declared that Nigeria cannot afford any form of disintegration because “we are stronger as one than a di­vided entity.”
He said that the diversity of Nigeria was among the rea­sons for being respected by oth­er countries
Osinbajo stated this on Thurs­day when he began a two-day offi­cial visit to Cross River State.
At the palace of the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, the Acting President appealed to Nigerians to work for a united than a divided nation.
He told the monarch that “Cross River State is so much an intriguing part of Nigeria and every part needs the other. We are greater together than apart. When people speak of Nigeria, it is because of its diversity. Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united.”
The Federal Government, he said, had taken bold steps to ac­commodate every Nigerian, add­ing that President Muhammadu Buhari would continue to work for the development of all sec­tions of the country.
Osinbajo promised that the government would support all people-oriented projects in Cross River.
He called for peace and unity among the people of the state so that meaningful development can take place and declared that every part of Nigeria was important to the Federal Government.
Osinbajo, who performed the groundbreaking of the Ayade In­dustrial Park which comprises the digital garment factory, Ca­lapharm (a pharmaceutical com­pany) and Rice City, poultry farm among others, said that the indus­trial park would be a major indus­trial hub in Africa when complet­ed.
“I am, therefore, honoured to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of this noble initiative. I commend the governor for this great ideal,” he said.
Responding, the Obong of Calabar pleaded that the tradi­tional institution be given consti­tutional roles.
The monarch expressed grat­itude to the Acting President for the visit. He lamented the loss of 76 oil wells and Bakassiland to Cameroun and the consequences and appealed to the government to boost infrastructural develop­ment in the state.
As mark of honour for the vis­it, the Obong conferred the tradi­tional title of “Ada Idaha ke Efik” on Osinbajo.
The governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, expressed gratitude to him for the visit to the state.
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