Obasanjo Warns Agitators Reveals That “Oduduwa, Biafra Citizens Won’t Be Valued Like Nigerians”

Date: 10-06-2021 6:22 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 10-06-2021 06:22 AM (1 month ago)

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said it was better for Nigeria to remain as one indivisible nation than for each tribe to go its separate way.
Obasanjo stated this at his investiture as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), organised by the Body of Fellow of NIS, Ogun State chapter, held on Wednesday, in Abeokuta.

He warned agitators that the citizens of Oduduwa Republic or Biafra Republic as being touted will be of less importance or value than Nigeria.
The former president called on agitators for the disintegration to rethink the idea and work for the unity and oneness of the country.
“If there is any Nigerian who does not feel apprehensive on the situation of the country, the person is a human being without being human,” Obasanjo said.
“Any Nigerian who is human will be apprehensive, if not frustrated with the present situation in the country. We are apprehensive about the security situation, apprehensive about the economic situation, apprehensive about our political situation and the drum we are hearing is of disintegration of the country.

“I am a strong believer of one Nigeria, but not one Nigeria at any cost, but one Nigeria where every Nigerian can feel proud that he or she has a stake in this country.

“No Nigerian is born a slave in this country. No Nigerian is born to be oppressed in this country and those of us that have shared part of our blood and sweat for this country, we did that because we wanted a country where every Nigerian can claim as his or her own.

“I believe that if we talk among ourselves the way we should and if we change the narrative, I believe this is a great country. That we are not making Nigeria what God wants it to be is not the fault of God, but the fault of ourselves, particularly our leaders.
“One thing that gives us strength is our diversity. If all that we have is the Republic of Oduduwa for those who said so, their position is understandable. If that is all we have, members of that country will be diminished compared to be a citizen of Nigeria. Citizens of the Oduduwa Republic or any other republic from Nigeria will be diminished compared to citizens of Nigeria.

“In this age and time that we are talking about the reintegration of Africa for economic development, the disintegration of any country will be almost idiotic. Even if we have Igboland as an independent country, Yorubaland an independent country and Fulani/Hausaland as an independent country.

“And as a friend of mine in the military used to say then, what will become of the over 300 minorities – the Jukuns, the Gbasamas? Where will they belong? The only reason they can raise up their heads is that they belong to Nigeria. Are we thinking of them or are we are just being selfish? It doesn’t matter what we do, we will still be neighbours.
“We had seen it before, India was broken into India and Pakistan, they are still at war till today. Yugoslavia was broken into how many countries, they haven’t sorted it till today. Sudan was broken into Sudan and South Sudan, I don’t believe South Sudan is better for it and that is the truth.

“I believe it will cost us less to work for our unity, there are many things wrong, but those things are correctable if we make efforts to correct them and hold us together than what it will cost us to break up and be perpetually at war and all our money will be spent in building an army. I know what an army contains, I know what it means to keep an army, an army that may not be productive, let us think about it.”

Posted: at 10-06-2021 06:22 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Henrybobo at 10-06-2021 06:58 AM (1 month ago)
Are Nigerians valued?
Posted: at 10-06-2021 06:58 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- garangs at 10-06-2021 07:21 AM (1 month ago)
Posted: at 10-06-2021 07:21 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- Nicelooking123 at 10-06-2021 08:04 AM (1 month ago)
OBJ you are entitled to your opinion but let me tell you that in Germany, they are Germans...in France, they are French. Then you want me to live in a country where I will leave my zone to another zone...maybe North, then I will be a total stranger without having any single understanding of their language and culture? Country should be people with the same native language and culture...so I don't care if Nigeria will divide into 50 countries. There are many countries that is less than 1 million people in population,  therefore, why not give those Junkun or Igala their own nation to be free from fulani slaughter. You are fighting for One Nigeria because of the crime you committed against the people of Bakassi Peninsula by selling them away to France / Cameroun.
Posted: at 10-06-2021 08:04 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- Baye77 at 10-06-2021 09:20 AM (1 month ago)
You have greedy Igbo men, greedy hausa men, greedy yoruba men, greedy men in each and every tribe, if u don't find a way to make the people less greedy and more humane towards each other, even if u divide the country into 36 countries, nothing will change.
Posted: at 10-06-2021 09:20 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Dopybadass at 10-06-2021 12:11 PM (1 month ago)
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One nigeria has failed OBJ let us try Biafra
Posted: at 10-06-2021 12:11 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- Boi2Man at 10-06-2021 02:34 PM (1 month ago)
The beautiful ones had been born and killed in Nigeria.  The leaders today are human beings but not being human. Now the ugly and dirty ones divide and rule the country. BH, ISWAP, bandits, herdsmen have the territories they control. My fellow Nigerians which way to go?
Posted: at 10-06-2021 02:34 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
- Goldtime at 10-06-2021 03:32 PM (1 month ago)
We r going to fight a dirty war in this country ! The Yorubas and Igbos will be destroyed .I think you guys ain’t happy living in harmony until we change this nation to Libya .Jihadist and faithful brothers from the Sahel will move in to recolonized this nation to one Islamic nation .Y’all ain’t see warriors in action before .Carry on your threats , we waiting for y’all
Posted: at 10-06-2021 03:32 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac