A former head of state, Yakubu Gowon, says the unity and peace of Nigeria are non-negotiable.
Gowon made this assertion on Tuesday at an exhibition in honour of one of the country’s foremost physicians, Emeritus Prof. Oladipo Akinkugbe in Ibadan.
The exhibition was held as part of the activities to celebrate the 85th Birthday of the renowned physician.
Gowon, while speaking as a Special Guest of Honour at the event held at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, said that peace and unity of the country was not negotiable.
While commending Nigerians for their resilience in the face of untold hardship, he urged them to strive toward maintaining the oneness of the country as a single entity at all costs.
“You are all aware of my strong desire and commitment to the peace and unity of our nation.
“I want to further add my voice to the call for peace and national unity.
“I want to reiterate in the strongest terms that the peace and unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable.
“I will continue to work at achieving the much-desired peace and unity that we crave daily for our country.
“I am of the belief that for the future of our nation to be assured, we must strive to build legacies of peace and unity,” Gowon said.
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