President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration, God willing, will make sure Nigeria remain one.
Buhari said the gory civil war from 1967 – 1970 was the price paid to ensure Nigeria’s unity.
He called on political leaders to uphold the ultimate objective of promoting the country’s interests.
The President stated this when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change at the State House, Abuja.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The statement titled, ‘We are Nigerians, God willing we will remain Nigerians, and Nigeria will remain one, says President Buhari.’
Buhari said that the self-centeredness that led to the loss of about a million lives between 1967-1970 must not be allowed to repeat itself.
He noted that the CPC was founded on the bedrock of patriotism and loyalty to the unity of Nigeria.
He said, “Our main objective is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings. We have our weaknesses, but I can assure you that the patriotism in us is hard-earned. We have gone through all the troubles from 15th of January 1966 to date. You know what I mean by this, we have killed a million of ourselves in order to keep this country together.
“I don’t think there can be any practical experience more than that. We are Nigerians, God willing, we remain Nigerians and Nigeria will remain one.”