Eye for an eye will make Nigeria blind — Atiku
Ex- Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday condemned youths from the North and South who were issuing quit notices and counter quit notices to fellow Nigerians in various parts of the country, saying they were misguided.
In a statement by his media office, Atiku said retaliatory quit notices will only make Nigeria a blind nation.
He therefore reiterated his call for the restructuring of the country that will place premium on state residency, as done in the United Arab Emirates.
“Just as I strongly condemned the quit notice on people of the Igbo ethnic stock living in Northern Nigeria and the counter quit notices that ensued, I also vehemently condemn the retaliatory quit notice given by certain elements in other parts of Nigeria to persons of other origins be they Northern, Yoruba or any other ethnic grouping within our nation.
“First and foremost, it is a fallacy to believe that there are people of Northern or Southern origin. Nigeria only has people of one origin. We are all of Nigerian origin.
“As Nigerians, we must be pragmatic enough to realise the obvious truth that an eye for an eye will leave Nigeria blind.
“Let me at this juncture remind these “quit noticers” that when brothers fight to the death over a domestic dispute, it is their neighbours that eventually end up inheriting their father’s property,” the statement said.