A few days after the reports about purported cracks in Nigeria was credited to him, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha has denied the news making the round on the issue of possible break up in the country.
Speaking on the report credited to him, Mustapha said he was quoted out of context adding that he did not suggest that Nigeria will break up. He reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to a united Nigeria.
In a statement he issued in reaction to the reports, Mustapha said he has observed with concern, the apparent sensitization of the remarks he made at the 60th Independence Anniversary Church Service, where he represented the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
He affirmed that the Vice President and himself remain very firmly and irrevocably committed to the idea of one indivisible Nigerian nation. Mustapha noted that he is appreciative of President Buhari’s consistent efforts to strengthen the unity of the nation.
You will recall that News Agency of Nigeria, NAN had quoted Mustapha as saying that Nigeria’s walls are not yet broken but have cracks that could break if not properly addressed.
Mustapha reportedly said that focus and prayers are the tools to defeat any possible efforts that may arise in the course of mending the cracks in Nigeria.