The former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has reacted to the call for Nigeria’s breakup.
Lamido while addressing youth calling on him to contest for the 2023 presidency said Nigeria can’t break up because the elites in the country are united and are preserving their advantages over the masses.
The former governor on the occasion of his 73rd birthday noted that Nigeria is too weak to break.
He asked, “Who will break it? The ordinary person in Jigawa or the ordinary person in Sokoto or the ordinary person in Bayelsa? Is it the Igbo vulcanizer or the Yoruba woman selling kerosene by the roadside or the Okada man in Delta?”
“They can’t unite because they are burdened by poverty. We have taken away from them their dignity, their self-esteem, their pride and self-worth so that they cannot even organize for the break-up of the country.”
“Up there, we (elites) unite. We will never allow Nigeria to break because once it breaks, we will lose. But the common man loses nothing. What is he losing? He is already in hell; he cannot lose anything more than this hell.”
He further stated that Nigeria is suffering due to poor governance under the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He added, “Our country is bleeding because there is no purposeful leadership, no justice, no peace, no security all over, only injustice, denial of people’s rights and privileges and above all, the collapse of government institutions.”