President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Katsina state lambasted those agitating for the independent state of Biafra and he also insisted that his administration would ensure continuous existence of Nigeria as a united entity.
Speaking at the palace of the Emir of Katsina during his official visit to the state, Buhari recalled that over two million Nigerians were killed during the 30 month of the Nigerian civil war, which was fought to ensure unity of the nation.
Buhari said the nation was plunged into a civil war, leading to colossal lost of lives and properties in the bid to ensure its unity “but recently, some people who were not even born then are saying they want to divide Nigeria.
He said, “I always say the civil war was fought for the unity of Nigeria because then we have not even discovered oil let alone enjoying it, but two million people were killed.”
He urged Nigerians who have land to embrace farming, while those who don’t have should learn a trade
Earlier in his address, the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir accused the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan for abandoning the contract for dredging of River Niger noting “in land water way is the wealth of the nation and these people don’t want it here”.
The Emir said “We know there are saboteurs but we will finish them with prayers” and he requested for the renovation of dams in the state so as to boost irrigation farming and water supply.