Vice President Yemi Osibajo has said that Nigeria was better off staying as a united and indivisible nation than breaking into units.
He said this on Tuesday during a meeting with delegates from the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, who visited him at his in Abuja.
The vice president wants well-meaning Nigerians to ignore messages from secession advocates.
“A lot of those who say we are better divided as a nation, don’t understand that the greatness of this country lies first in its diversity and then its size.
“It is better to be a part of a great thing than to be one tiny part of something that is not necessarily great.
“So, I think that we must not allow those who advance personal causes to defeat the very strong objectives of bringing this country together as a nation and forging ahead,’’ he explained.
Osinbajo also received publications from the Deputy Chairman of ACF and leader of the delegation, Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande, and expressed support for the proposed security summit which the forum is set to organise.