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Nigeria will not break up in 2015 - Senator

01 December 2013, 15:57

Sokoto - Sen. Ibrahim Gobir (PDP- Sokoto), says the National Assembly members will partner with other key stakeholders to ensure that Nigeria remains a united and indivisible entity.

According to Gobir, Nigeria will not break up in 2015, as being predicted by some people.

Gobir, who represents Sokoto East Senatorial District, told newsmen on Sunday in Sokoto that such a prediction would not come to fruition and such cynics would be disappointed.

“Nigeria will rather come out stronger and more united in 2015 and beyond. Our diverse religious, ethnic and cultural differences should therefore be the basis of our unity.”

“Similarly, the vast population of Nigeria should be used as strength and not a curse,” he said.

The Senator also called for concerted efforts by the government to ensure the exploration of the vast solid mineral resources in Nigeria, including oil in the North.

“We all have equal stakes in Nigeria and none should work against the sustainable growth and development of the country.”

He said that Nigerians should also desist from acts capable of stunting the growth of the nation.

According to him, “peace building and unity should be our major pre-occupation to ensure socio-political and economic development of the country”.

-    NAN


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