The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has cautioned Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, for saying that there is a crack in the wall and Nigeria May break up.
Osinbajo, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at an interdenominational church service in Abuja on Sunday, to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, had said:
“Our walls are not yet broken, but there are obvious cracks that could lead to a break, if not properly addressed.” At the service, the SGF read Osinbajo’s speech.
The northern body acknowledged that the cracks in the country are unhealthy, but noted that the nation will overcome them.
The National Publicity Secretary of the ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, while reacting to Osinbajo’s comment, cautioned other Nigerian leaders, to “watch their words.”
“The cracks are unhealthy but we expect the Vice President to calm nerves and not make a pronouncement that will aggravate the situation.
“The ACF is hopeful that Nigeria will overcome its current travails as it did in the past and even overcame a fratricidal war to break up Nigeria. To do this, Nigerian leaders like Osinbanjo should watch their words,” he told The PUNCH.