Routed from the hardiwork of Lord F Lugard, Nigeria has been under tribal and religious sentiments. At the inception of the country as an independent country, many of her leaders siphon her treasury leaving her an empty pox. What a tragedy!
The instigation of one Nigeria is somewhat a mirage. This is due to the fact that the leadership of the country is one-sided.
Zik served as a governor and only leader from South-East.
Since then, the leadership has been centred on the North and the West especially the North.
Thank God for Jonathan who broke the chain after the death of Yar’ Dua.
Following the xenophobic and stigmatized views among the tribes in Nigeria, there arose Oduduwa People Congress (OPC) in the West – Yoruba, AREWA Youths in the North – Hausa, Indigeneous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other groups.
One will wonder why those people arose. This can best be answered by the individual groups.
It is important that we acknowledge that we are one blood. We were united under one umbrella even till now.
It is wise the leadership of the country is zoned such that Hausa will lead with either Igbo or Yoruba as his Vice. After that, the Igbos should lead with either Yoruba or Hausa as Vice.
Likewise the Yoruba.
This will make Nigeria a Paradise for all and no more for some people.
If we must separate . . . I think this is not good idea . . . let us follow due processes.
The existence of Zambia, Ghana, Siera Leone did not prevent Nigeria from existing as a country.
If Biafra must be created as a sovereign state or country, it will not affect Nigeria as a different country so far due process is observed.
I was not there but I heard that some people suffered to create Nigeria as a country. What and how will you feel if after giving birth to a child and he turned against your product as his parent?
Remember the lines in the Nigeria’s National Anthem “. . . the labour of heroes past,
shall never be in vain . . .”
My people, we are one and one blood.
Let us see ourselves as one.
Wow! Let me share my dream:
I can see blood flooding our territory because of struggle for freedom.
I can hear voices from a far saying, ‘ let them be a country of their own if they insist’.
I can see a new country where the minority beg to belong to the old country with fine.
I can also see people killing themselves over what God blessed them with.
At last, I can see a country where many foreigners come to invest because of the surplus mineral deposits and good business atmosphere.
Long live Nigeria!
Long live the Igbos!
Long live the Yoruba!
Long live the Hausa!
Long live Africa! She is our continent.
We are people of one voice!
What is good to goose is good to the gander. make Nigeria all tribes’ country and see that the idea of division will be a thing of the past.
Let us do away with the idea that if Igbos are allowed to lead Nigeria, they will sign the creation of Biafra.
That is not true. No leader will like to have bad record.
Besides, the Senates and the Reps are there to pass the bill and enact it to law.
Other countries are there to question any declaration by any leader just as Trump of America was questioned when he banned the Islamic countries from entering the United States of America. No particular ethnic group or tribe owns Nigeria as his or her personal property or possession.
May God hear our prayers in Jesus name.