Vice President Yemi Osinbajo believes that despite ethnic divides, Nigerians would fare better living together as one.
In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, Osinbajo’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, said the vice president met with senior officials from Nigeria’s High Commission in the United Kingdom at the Abuja House home of the High Commissioner.
According to the vice president, the federal government would work to guarantee justice and balance.
He said that people at home and abroad should spread the message of one nation.
Anyone who examines how Nigeria works will see that it is better off under this structure, he claims.
“Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the North is not better off on its own.
“We are better off as one nation, that is why we are strong and that is why we can face the world.
“Everywhere in the world today, people are coming together to form stronger units, they are not breaking up, this is not the time to break up.
“If you read of the economics of smaller nations, they are looking for ways of how they can become stronger by aligning with other nations.
“How does a country with all the potential and everything that we have, think that the best way is to break up?”
According to Osinbajo, Nigeria is at a crossroads in its history, with security and economic problems.
He said that similar difficulties might occur in any administration, but that Nigeria will overcome the difficulties.
The vice president discussed President Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity and credibility, recognizing it as a critical element in energizing the whole system in addressing the problems.
He said that the president was the most popular Nigerian politician the country had seen in decades.
According to Osinbajo, the president may be the only person who can walk into a location or someplace without commanding people to assemble and listen to him speak.
“We need that level of credibility to be able to solve problems in our country.
“And I think because of his level of credibility, despite everything, he is still the only one that can call everyone, and even people who do not necessarily agree with him know that he is a man of his words.”
Osinbajo praised the mission’s high commissioner and senior officers.
He expressed his appreciation for the excellent report on progress at the High Commission.