Nigeria’s Unity Non-Negotiable, Sacrosanct - Masari

Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has cautioned those calling for the breaking up of the country, urging them to have a rethink, saying the unity of Nigeria is ‘sacrosanct’.

Governor Masari who described the agitators as senseless people further stated that agitations are not healthy for the development of the country and should be discontinued.

Masari who is the governor of President Buhari’s home state maintained that it is better to insist on the need to restructure the country in all its ramifications instead of disintegration clamours by those he termed division agitators.

Masari made these claims at a press conference yesterday night to mark this year’s Democracy Day, admonished those calling for the division of the country to jettison such ideas and join hands with other Nigerians to move the country forward.

He words: ‘Well, those calling for the division of Nigeria from other parts of the country have no sense because if they have sense there are people in this country more than any other person. There is no village in Nigeria that you don’t find them.

‘But I don’t think a sensible leader from that part of the country that knows what he is doing will call for the division of the country. If the country is divided where will you go? You don’t have a country to go.’

He called on both religious and political leaders irrespective of ethnic, religious and tribal affiliations to come together, set aside every selfish interest and primordial sentiments for the unity of the country.

The governor added that only fairness and equity, as well as responsible and good leadership, could make Nigeria remain as one indivisible entity.