Niger State governor Babangida Aliyu said yesterday that people plotting for Nigeria’s break up will not succeed because people who fought for the country’s corporate existence are still alive.
Speaking in an English programme, “Guest of the Week,” aired by liberty FM Kaduna on Sunday, Aliyu said that majority of Nigerians do not support disintegration, calling on people who are plotting for the country’s break-up to desist.
“Niger gave birth to the name Nigeria through the River and we will continue to work towards ensuring that Nigeria remains one and united.
“All groups especially in the North and the country at large must unite and understand the meaning of peace and respect everybody’s faith. God knows why our faiths are different. If He wants us to be all Muslims we will all be Muslims. If he wants us to be all blacks, we will all be black,” Aliyu said.
The Niger State governor who call on northern extraction to unite themselves, said, “We must go back to the grass root and mobilise ourselves for the common goal. Traditional leaders, community leaders and everybody must unite because God created us differently for a purpose Speaking on corruption, Aliyu said that Chief Otedeola who claimed to have given bribe to Rep Farouk Lawal ought to have been in prison with him.
“Otedola should also be in prison with Lawal if we are serious about the fight against corruption and unless it was an arrangement with the police. If the police gave him money to give to Lawal, then they should explain to us. But if there was no arrangement of such, then Otedeola ought to be in prison too,” Aliyu said.