President Muhammadu Buhari has told the agitators for the state of Biafra, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to dump the idea as such will never occur.
Buhari made the statement while receiving over 100 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), serving in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State, where he celebrated the Eid-el-Kabir.
Speaking specifically to corps members from the South East, he said: “Tell your colleagues who want Biafra to forget about it.
“As a military commander, I walked from Degem, a border town between the north and the east, to the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. I walked on foot for most of the 30 months that we fought the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, in which at least two million Nigerians were killed.
“We were made by our leaders to go and fight Biafra not because of money or oil – because oil was not a critical factor then – but because of one Nigeria.
“So if leaderships at various levels failed, it was not the fault of the rest of Nigerians who have no quarrel with one another. So please, tell your colleagues that we must be together to build this country. It is big enough for us and potentially big enough in terms of resources.
‘’Those who work hard will earn a respectable living. I have seen this country, I fought for this country and I will continue to work for the unity of this country,’’ the president added.
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