Nigeria: Prophecies of Break Up Not New – Femi Adesina

In recent times, there has been news of Nigeria break up due to the prevailing ethnic crisis in the nation. This has led to a feeling of hysteria and panic among citizens.

However, it appears like the Buhari administration isn’t concerned about these speculations. President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adeshina, in his weekly article on Friday, Adesina claimed that these prophecies were put out during the administrations of at least three former presidents.

He listed them as Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.

According to him, these predictions continued into the two terms Buhari has served. He proudly said Nigeria would continue to live and survive.

“When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was President between 1999 and 2007, they predicted that he was going to be the last President of a united Nigeria. It didn’t happen.

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“When Umaru Yar’Adua came, they said he was too sick to hold Nigeria together. The country stood.

“Under Goodluck Jonathan, they said he was too weak, and different components of the country would soon say, ‘to your tents oh Israel.’ Nigeria survived.

“And for six years under Muhammadu Buhari, they have not changed their songs,” Adesina wrote.

He added that “But Nigeria lives. It trudges on from day to day, month to month, and will surely survive.”

Well, he is right to some extent. We hope Nigeria survives this stage as circumstances surrounding this Nigeria break up stare at us.

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