The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu has said the country is better together than separated, urging those calling for the division of the country to refrain from it.
He made the call on Sunday while speaking at the Special Ramadan Prayer, “Tafsir” Lecture, held at the Lagos House, Marina.
According to the former Governor of Lagos State, the drums of wars being sounded by some people will result in the disintegration of the country like Sudan and Iraq.
He further said the country has not recovered from the effect of the civil war, adding that Nigeria cannot afford to experience another war.
“For clamouring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience war. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such war does not end on time. We are yet to recover from the civil war.
“We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate, it’s not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country,” he said.
Tinubu also lauded the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat for their tremendous achievements in the state.
He said his administration has recorded many development adding that he is satisfied with what is on ground.
On his part, the Governor, Sanwo-Olu, in his reaction has promised to fulfill all campaign promises and deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
He revealed that the state government has concluded plans to install 2,000 cameras across the state for security surveillance.
“We are going to install 2000 cameras in the whole state. We will stop at nothing at ensuring dividends of democracy,” he stated.
The Governor stated that more funds would be deployed into the Security Trust Fund to empower police and other security operatives, while technology would be deployed around Lagos.
Meanwhile, the National Missioner, Ansaru-deen Society of Nigeria, Sheikh Ahmad Raman who also shared the same view with Tinubu noted that those who are calling for clamouring for secession should have a rethink.
He said although their is a spate in insecurity, with constant prayers, change of thoughts and characters by Nigerians, can bring about change in the country.
“Today is hard times, these are uncertain times. This is the time men are supposed to be separated from boys. This is the time that regions need to think out of the box.
“We are insecure, we are unsure, there is hunger, there is anger and confusion in the land. This is the time we need divine intervention. If we gather and pray till 2023, Allah will not listen to us till we do some things,” he said.
Raman added: “This is the time action is required backed by deep thoughts for today and our tomorrow. We have often blamed leaders but we have to choose the kind of leaders we deserve. Everywhere is unsafe even the police station is not safe. We need to rejig.
“For those clamouring for division in Nigeria, maybe you should have a rethink. Ask yourself; where will this clamour for so-called independence lead us? We should reinvent this country. Nigeria will be great again.”