The minister for information and culture advised that the strength of Nigeria is in its diversity and therefore the call for secession would not work.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture has reacted to those calling for the secession of the country on Monday, April 26 during an interview with Channels TV.
Responding to a question on the calls for secession of the country, the Minister said;
“The agitation for political restructuring is okay. However, what is not okay is the call for secession or for separation.
We would need more energy to break Nigeria than to fix it. As a matter of fact, the strength of Nigeria is its diversity. So everybody agreed that secession is not an option.”
On the security challenges in the country, the Minister backed several calls for the creation of state police. He is of the opinion that the move would help tackle the security threats in several parts of the nation.