Democracy Day: Masari calls for oneness, chides secessionists
By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has called on Nigerians to remained indivisible country and advised secessionists to have a rethink, saying Nigeria is better and stronger together.
He made this known while on a press conference with some selected journalists as part of activities marking 2021 Democracy Day in Katsina.
According to Masari, the agitators and their agitations are baseless, and senseless, noting that such development is not healthy for the country.
The Governor said, instead clamouring for the country disintegration, they should insist on restructuring in all its ramifications.
“Those calling for the division of Nigeria from other parts of the country have no sense, because they have their people spread out in every part of this country more than any other person. There is no village in Nigeria that you don’t find them.
” I don’t think a sensible leader from that part of the country that knows what he is doing will call for the division of the country. If the country is divided, where will you go? You don’t have a country to go”.
He called on leaders at all levels irrespective of ethnic, religious and tribal affiliations to set aside every selfish and primordial interests in the unity of the country.
Masari also welcomed the agitation for the devolution of power, saying it would avert the duplication of Federal, State and Local governments’ efforts in terms of infrastructural development and enhance centralization of activities in all tiers of government.
“We need to make government, especially at the Local government and State levels, more functional, and this can only be done through proper allocation of resources and responsibilities”, Gov Masari added.