Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said his principal cannot afford to idle away while the nation disintegrates.
According to the presidential aide, many Nigerians, including the president, have had to pay personal sacrifices to keep the country as an indivisible entity.
Adesina, who played host to the Black Apple Media Group, a production outfit devoted to making movies and documentaries towards the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria, on Friday in his office, noted that Nigerians ought to, in all ways and at all times, embark on activities that promote the oneness and unity of the country.
He went down memory lane, narrating how President Buhari trekked from the South-East to a place called Gakem near the Cameroon border, “all to keep Nigeria one. Do you think somebody like that will sit idle and let some people try to dismember the country?”
The presidential aide said while some of the patriots are still alive, those who fought the civil war, wouldn’t sit back idle and watch the country disintegrate.
“Our anthem says the labour of our heroes past can never be in vain. Those were the ones who have fought to keep Nigeria together,” he added.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari had always been committed to the unity of the country.
“By age 20, he joined the army, by 25, he was already at the civil war fighting for the unity of this country. Mr. President himself has always said that for three years that the war lasted, he was there throughout, he didn’t go for any break, he didn’t ask for any pass, he was at the war front,” Adesina said.