Vice-PresIdent Yemi Osinbajo has been cleared of remarks on the likely disintegration of the country owing to “cracks”.
is indeed well-known for his stand on Nigeria’s unity and has, in the past few years, led the campaign for a united Nigeria through strong comments at forums and advocacy visits to communities across the country including in the North, Southeast and South-South.
l“I have observed with concern, the apparent sensationalization of the remarks I made at the 60th Independence Anniversary Church Service, where I stood in for His Excellency, the Vice President.”
Absolving the Vice-President and emphasizing both of their positions about Nigeria’s unity, Mustapha said:”For the avoidance of doubt, I want to affirm that His Excellency, the Vice President and I remain very firmly and irrevocably, committed to the ideal of one indivisible Nigerian nation.”
Mustapha acknowledged both President Muhammadu Buhari and the Prof. Osinbajo’s consistent efforts to strengthen the unity of the Nigerian nation, noting that “any suggestion to the contrary is a clear misrepresentation of our common position as a Government.”
Below is the full text of the SGF’s Press Statement as given to PerSecondnews.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
4. Any suggestion to the contrary is a clear misrepresentation of our common position as a Government.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation