The Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, on Friday condemned prophets who have predicted that Nigeria will break up soon.
The presidential aide in his weekly article said such prophecies were put out during the administrations of at least three former presidents.
President Buhari’s spokesman listed the former Presidents as Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.
According to him, the prophets have not stopped their prediction which continued into the two terms of President Buhari.
Adesina charged newsmen to tell Nigeria’s story positively
However, Adesina boasted that Nigeria continues to live and will surely survive.
“When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was President between 1999 and 2007, they predicted that he was going to be the last President of a united Nigeria. It didn’t happen.”
“When Umaru Yar’Adua came, they said he was too sick to hold Nigeria together. The country stood.”
“Under Goodluck Jonathan, they said he was too weak, and different components of the country would soon say, ‘to your tents oh Israel.’ Nigeria survived.”
“And for six years under Muhammadu Buhari, they have not changed their songs,” Adesina wrote.
He added that “But Nigeria lives. It trudges on from day to day, month to month, and will surely survive.”