The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has once again maintained that Nigeria’s unity remains non-negotiable, insisting that the country would remain better off as one.
Osinbajo also stated that it would serve no one any good if the country is divided into different entities across ethnic lines.
Osinbajo said this in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, during the solemnisation of his Chief Detail, Ekene Nwokoro and his wife, Ngozi, at the Pastoral Centre of the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki.
Nigeria, a great country
While noting that Nigeria is a great country that can provide for its people with everything in it, the Vice President suggested that the country is better together, stronger together than separating but identified corruption as its only problem.
“This country is better together, stronger together than separating. There is nothing that we will gain by being separated. The countries around us are all tiny countries, very tiny countries.
“Rwanda which is celebrated in Africa, Lagos state alone is six times the economy of Rwanda. So, we are a great country and anybody who wants to separate us, we must reject the person because this country can provide for every one of us, it can cater for all of us.
Speaking on the fight against corruption, Osinbajo said if checked, there will be rapid development in the country.
“Our problem is corruption. If we check corruption in this country, there is more than enough for all of, more than enough. We should just bear it in mind that this country must remain a united country, we must stand together and as we go along, where there are difficulties, we must sit down and look at those difficulties, resolve them and move along as brothers.