Nigeria is better together than apart – Osinbajo

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The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, insists that Nigeria cannot afford to disintegrate

Osinbajo says crisis of any kind is not a solution to the problems of the country

The acting president states that the federal government was doing everything possible to accommodate every Nigerian

The acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, has said Nigeria was better together than apart.

Osinbajo speaking during a courtesy call on the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, in Cross River state, on Thursday, June 1, insisted that Nigeria cannot afford to disintegrate, The Punch reports.

According to him, the diversity of the country was the reason why other countries have respect for Nigeria.

“Cross River State is so much an intriguing part of Nigeria and every part needs the other. We are greater together than apart. When people speak of Nigeria, it is because of its diversity. Unity is absolutely important because God wants us to be united,” Osinbajo said.

He said that crisis of any kind was not a solution to the problems of the country, noting that the country has been able to manage its diversity so far.

The acting president stated that the federal government was doing everything possible to accommodate every Nigerian.

He said that President Buhari’s administration will continue to work assiduously for the interest and development of all sections of the country.

Osinbajo promised the Cross River state government that the federal government will support the state in its construction of the super highway project the state was embarking on.

He said the initiative would enhance economic and social development of the state.

Osinbajo arrived Calabar, the capital of Cross River state on a visit on Thursday, June 1.

It was gathered that security in the state has been reportedly beefed up to ensure the safe visit of the Acting President.

The city has also been redecorated and streets allegedly repainted so the state capital could wear a new look for Osinbajo, The Sun reports.

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state yesterday, May 31, told pressmen that the stage was set to receive Osinbajo.

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