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Biafra, Yoruba Nation: Cost of splitting Nigeria more than cost of keeping it together – Obasanjo



Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has said that it is in the best interest of Nigerians for the country to remain as one

According to Obasanjo, citizens will pay dearly if the country succumbs to agitators clamour for secession.

He made the assertion on Friday at a book lunch in honour of Sunday Mbang, Prelate Emeritus of the Methodist Church Nigeria.

“The cost of disintegration is higher than the cost of being together. We have everything to gain by being united rather than disunited,” Obasanjo said.

The former president, who was the convener of the book launch titled, “My Life and Times”, to celebrate Mbang on his 85th birthday, said those fanning the embers of disunity are the enemies of Nigeria and will be disgraced.

Obasanjo said, “We are here to honour somebody we should honour, and learn from him (Mbang), to show that we genuinely love and appreciate him for the service he has rendered to the Christian community in this country and world over. And to assure him that whatever happens, we will continue to work for unity, peace, security and progress of this country.

“I know that these are things that are dear to his heart. We want to assure you that Nigeria will continue to exist because the cost for Nigeria not to continue to exist is much more than the cost for us to make Nigeria to continue to exist.

“There are many people – high and low – who can be described as enemies of Nigeria but they will not win over those who are friends of Nigeria.”

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