Nigeria’s unity non-negotiable – Obaseki
The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said that the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable, saying it is possible to make the nation great and prosperous again.
Obaseki said this in Benin during the 20th Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture under the theme, ‘Nigerian State in the Aftermath of the Centenary: Prospect For its Indivisibility,’ saying that having the right leadership at all levels of governance was the panacea to the recurring problem of the clamour for selfdetermination in the country.
He said, ‘’The question of whether Nigeria has come to stay is a non-issue. The real issue is what sort of country should we create for ourselves?”
He said his administration was making concerted efforts to provide good leadership for Edo people by making positive impact in the lives of the youths to enable them take charge of their future.
While commending the organisers of the lecture, Obaseki said the topic was apt and timely, considering the agitations across the country.
On his part, Prof. Wole Soyinka, called on all Nigerians to unite against the common enemy of corruption.
He however said there was no tribe that was against the other or one religion that threatened the other but the league of the corrupt that had caused impoverishment of the ordinary people.