Following the call for secession in the country, APC chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has reportedly ruled out the possibility of Nigeria’s disintegration, adding that, Nigerian youths should work together to address the nation’s challenges.
Represented by James Faleke at a democracy lecture organized by the Nigerian Youth Congress, Tinubu reportedly stated that Nigeria currently sits at a crucial junction amid the various challenges facing the country.
According to him, “Nigeria sits at a crucial junction. Do we advance by doing what is right, or do we stagnate by settling for what is easy? Our nation’s journey is one of the continuous struggles. We have struggled many times, yet never shall we fall. We are Nigerians and shall remain so.”
He stated that, “Of course, much work needs to be done. But it is time to recognize the points at which we fight ourselves. It demands further reforms and evolution. We need to continue to transform and improve so that we perfect good and effective governance in Nigeria for all citizens.”
He added that, ”This journey should not and cannot be a destructive process. We must manage the necessary change in a peaceful and democratic manner and ensure the continued unity of our nation, its people, and collective potential.”
He also made it known that, “To perfect good and effective government is not going to come solely from the Nigerian elites. It will virtually come from the youths. This is not a time for you to falter. It’s time for you to stand up and help push this great nation forward. It is time for Nigeria to evolve.”