Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed has advised Nigerians not to pay attention to promoters of secession.
He observed that those who support separation and secession would be the first to run away when any problem starts.
Mohammed, who spoke on Sunday in Lagos when he appeared on Bond FM radio programme, “Ibi Abasede”, asserted that the Federal Government is working hard to improve national security and prevent secession tendencies.
Mohammed said recommendations from the meeting, which had the theme, “Setting benchmarks for enhanced security and national unity in Nigeria’’, would be presented to the Federal Executive Council and state governors on Wednesday and Thursday.
His words, “That we have ethnicity issues is not new. Indigenous People of Biafra (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 headache by beheading the patient.
“The things that unite us in Nigeria are more than what separate us,” he said.
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