Against the backdrop of socio-religious crises plaquing the country, Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun and the Emir of Borgu, Muhammed Sani Dantoro, have called on Nigerians not to toy with Nigeria’s unity.
They made the remark on Wednesday in Osogbo when the Emir paid a courtesy call on the governor.
Aregbesola said that the pursuance of Nigeria’s unity and wishing the country well would enable Nigeria assist other African countries to contribute their quota to the development of the world.
He warned that Nigeria would not develop in the face of ethnic violence and sectarian struggles.
Such impediments, he noted, would not allow the country to make progress.
“As democrats, as patriots, as nationalists and as those, who believe in the unity of Nigeria, we must do the needful to make Nigeria great.”
Aregbesola noted that the emir hails from a royal family of patriots, nationalists and genuine democrats, who believe that Nigeria deserves the best leadership.
In his remarks, the emir urged the leaders and citizens to preach peace and love instead of religious acrimony.
Dantoro, who described clashes and crises among humans as `madness,’ urged Nigerians to preach peace as emphasised by all religions.
“We have to do a lot to keep this country together. Nigeria is for every one of us and we must do all we could to make this country work,” he said.