Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says Nigeria’s future depends on the nation’s commitment to a common destiny. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Atiku said the nation is in dire need of healing.
“We must foster unity and douse the tense atmosphere which is breeding feelings of alienation. We must promote freedom of speech and freedom after the speech,” the elder statesman said.
Atiku also said that force alone is not enough to defeat separatist agitations in Nigeria. He advised the government to do everything to address issues that have given rise to various agitations.
He appealed to separatist groups to lay down their arms in the interest of the nation, arguing that taking up arms against the nation will further harm the country’s growth.