President Muhammadu Buhari has on Saturday warned those behind the agitation for the division of Nigeria through the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to steer clear, saying the corporate existence of Nigeria as a single entity is not a subject of debate and would not be compromised.
The President made this disclosure known in Zaria during the investiture of the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka Alfred Ugochukwu Achebe, as the 7th Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria.
Speaking through the Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Onwuka, who himself is from the Southeast, the President said, the menace of insurgency and actions of some people agitating for dismemberment of the country would be surmounted.
His words: “The country is currently facing challenges of insurgency and other forms of insecurity that have become a threat to Nigerians to live in their country and be educated in their country.
“The security situation in the country entails that every Nigerian must discharge his responsibility in bringing about peaceful coexistence. The menace of insurgency and actions of some people agitating for dismemberment of this country will be surmounted.
“I therefore sound a note of serious warning that the corporate existence of Nigeria as a single entity is not a subject of debate and will not be compromised.