- “That we have ethnicity issues is not new. IPOB, Boko Haram and farmer-herders clashes are not new…”
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has disclosed that the Federal Government is working hard to improve national security and prevent all secession tendencies.
Mohammed, who spoke on Sunday in Lagos when he featured on Bond FM radio programme, Ibi Abasede, urged Nigerians not to listen to secessionists.
Addressing the issue of insecurity, Mohammed said that Federal Government’s efforts in that respect resulted in the Town Hall meeting on security held on April 8, in Kaduna which he explained brought stakeholders together to chart a way forward.
Mohammed said that recommendations from the meeting would be presented to the Federal Executive Council and state governors on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
The minister stressed that what united Nigeria was more important than those issues threatening its continued existence.
“We were moved by security issues around the country and called for a meeting of all relevant stakeholders on April 8, in Kaduna.
“That we have ethnicity issues is not new. IPOB, Boko Haram and farmer-herders clashes are not new; all we must do is to look for the way forward.
“We are aware of them, the government is working. Secession is not the way out of our challenges. You don’t cure a headache by beheading the patient.
“The things that unite us in Nigeria are more than what separates us,” he said.
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