Nigeria’s Unity Not Negiotable – President Buhari (Read Full Broadcast Speech)

Published On: August 21, 2017, 6:33 am
Author: Mister Jay Wonder
-- Online (m) at 21-08-2017 06:33AM

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President Muhammadu Buhari has warned those trying to foment trouble in the country, saying Nigerian’s unity not negotiable.

He declared that Nigerians have the right to live and do business in any part of the country without let or hindrance.

In a national broadcast this morning, President Buhari, who returned to the country on Saturday, after 104 days in London, United Kingdom, for medical treatment, said the country was better staying together.

He ordered security agencies to step up the fight against insurgency, so that the gains of the past 18 months will not be lost.

The president enjoined Nigerians to play down on petty differences and come together to face economic, security, environmental and other challenges facing the country.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hExRSrQdgJc" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hExRSrQdgJc</a>


President Buhari’s speech reads:

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“I am very grateful to God and to all Nigerians for their prayers. I am pleased to be back on home soil among my brothers and sisters.

“In the course of my stay in the United Kingdom, I have been kept in daily touch with events at home. Nigerians are robust and lively in discussing their affairs, but I was distressed to notice that some of the comments, especially in the social media have crossed our national red lines by daring to question our collective existence as a nation. This is a step too far.

“In 2003, after I joined partisan politics, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu came and stayed as my guest in my hometown, Daura. Over two days, we discussed in great depth till late into the night and analysed the problems of Nigeria. We both came to the conclusion that the country must remain one and united.

“Nigeria’s unity is settled and not negotiable. We shall not allow irresponsible elements to start trouble and when things get bad they run away and saddle others with the responsibility of bringing back order, if necessary with their blood.

“Every Nigerian has the right to live and pursue his business anywhere in Nigeria without let or hindrance. I believe the very vast majority of Nigerians share this view.

“This is not to deny that there are legitimate concerns. Every group has a grievance. But the beauty and attraction of a federation is that it allows different groups to air their grievances and work out a mode of co-existence.

“The National Assembly and the National Council of State are the legitimate and appropriate bodies for national discourse.

“The national consensus is that, it is better to live together than to live apart.

“Furthermore, I am charging the security agencies not to let the successes achieved in the last 18 months be a sign to relax.  Terrorists and criminals must be fought and destroyed relentlessly so that the majority of us can live in peace and safety. Therefore,  we are going to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight not only against elements of Boko Haram, which are attempting a new series of attacks on soft targets; kidnappings, farmers versus herdsmen clashes; in addition to ethnic violence fuelled by political mischief makers. We shall tackle them all.

“Finally, dear Nigerians, our collective interest now is to eschew petty differences and come together to face common challenges of economic security, political evolution and integration as well as lasting peace among all Nigerians.

“I remain resolutely committed to ensuring that these goals are achieved and maintained. I am so glad to be home.”

Thank you and may God bless our dear Nation.”



-- Otikadinje (m) at 21-08-2017 06:48AM
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Nice but pls don't go back to UK   

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-- kmoore (m) at 21-08-2017 07:00AM
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I am very surprise that no one have commented on this state of address by Mr. President. First to comment. Oya Free thinker and others where una dey. say something locomotives. This Address has no meaning to me. I call it Pretending word.
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-- sandra78 (f) at 21-08-2017 07:12AM
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Nice, you are becoming wise now, not to attack IPOB with your army, but use peace and dialog to discuss with the group...... Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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-- freethinker (m) at 21-08-2017 07:35AM
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IT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES............
IT IS EITHER RESTRUCTURING OR BIAFRA........
YOU CAN'T STOP IT.
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-- freethinker (m) at 21-08-2017 07:37AM
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THIS MAN HAS NOTHING UPSTAIR
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-- Patrioti (m) at 21-08-2017 08:11AM
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Live together on the mercy of Fulani cattle herders that are killing and molesting our women without any action by you - Buhari?
Marriage is negotiable.
Business is negotiable
So Nigeria unity is negotiable as well because it was not our collective will to live together. The foundation of Nigeria unity is faulty right from the start and until we come together to decide which way forward, the country can NOT be in peace. According to you Buhari,  you said you are kept in daily in touch with the activities in Nigeria, yet you did NOT comment nor condole the Ozubulu terrorist attack NOT even in this fake broadcast. This act of gross negligence is enough for your impeachment because any President  who do not care about the lives and wellbeing of his people does not worth to be a leader though I have renounce and disowned you long ago as my president.
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-- danielmutax (m) at 21-08-2017 08:15AM
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Nice one there Mr president. don't forget to do something about the millions of graduates roaming the streets of Nigeria without a job.
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-- WhaleDog (m) at 21-08-2017 09:51AM
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Quote from: freethinker on 21-08-2017 07:37AM
THIS MAN HAS NOTHING UPSTAIR
Do you have some ?

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-- Simms (m) at 21-08-2017 10:31AM
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Journey well Buhari. If you are credible and honourable as you always portray, you should resign and continue your journey in peace. You don't have anything to offer the ZOO as a president and as a leader. It is clear that you are not well. You didn't cause your ailment but you can as well retire in solace.
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-- Zaki68 (m) at 21-08-2017 10:41AM
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Quote from: freethinker on 21-08-2017 07:35AM
IT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES............
IT IS EITHER RESTRUCTURING OR BIAFRA........
YOU CAN'T STOP IT.
YOU THAT CANNOT FIGHT YOUR MATES YOU ARE TALKING RUBBISH HERE WITH FAKE NAME GO TO NIGERIA AND START THE FIGHT.
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-- Haso112 (m) at 21-08-2017 11:03AM
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Quote from: WhaleDog on 21-08-2017 09:51AM
Do you have some ?

I DEY ALWAY REITERATE SAY THE GUY SKULL DEY EMPTY... NO BRAIN....!!!
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-- ruthie (f) at 21-08-2017 11:09AM
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Quote from: Haso112 on 21-08-2017 11:03AM
I DEY ALWAY REITERATE SAY THE GUY SKULL DEY EMPTY... NO BRAIN....!!!
and what you have said now.....ignorant fellow
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-- gogoman Online (m) at 21-08-2017 12:21PM
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BUHARI OF LIFE!!!!!!!!
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-- tegonwa (m) at 21-08-2017 06:58PM
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He Is Right.Well Spoken.Nawaa O!
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