Buhari Most Committed to Nigeria’s Unity – Adesina

Femi Adesina, the spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, shared stories on Friday about how the president battled to keep Nigeria united by standing on the front lines throughout the three-year Civil War.

Since Mr. Buhari took office in 2015, Nigeria has seen an increase in separatist agitation from southern parties. Many people attribute the development to the president’s nepotistic actions.

Mr Adesina berated anyone aiming to foment dissension or disintegration of the country while speaking with a delegation from Black Apple Media Group, a film production company that paid him a visit in his office.

Mr. Buhari, he said, had always been dedicated to the country’s unity.

“By the age of 20, he had joined the army, and by the age of 25, he was already fighting for the country’s unity,” Mr. Femi Adesina explained. “Mr President has always said that for the three years that the war lasted, he was there throughout, he didn’t take any breaks, he didn’t ask for any passes, he was at the war front.”

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Proponents of Nigeria’s disintegration, according to the presidential advisor, are wasting their time.

”All those who are trying to cause commotion, cause disunity, cause dismemberment, I think they just struggle in vain, it will not happen. Nigeria will be together.”

Mr Adesina commended the media group’s initiative to produce movies and documentaries towards the promotion of unity and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.

“That is why we must commend an initiative like this, anything that will promote unity, that will promote togetherness, that will show the evil of fake news, hate speech is something that will be supported.

”So, I want to assure you that as the Media Office of the President, we will support this initiative,” he added.

Andy Chukwu, the group’s chairman, explained that his team came up with the idea for the film project – The Hero – to combat the influence of bogus news on social media.

”The movie deals with unity, peaceful co-existence and promotes inter-ethnic marriages. Considering the situations we are in now, we can’t need it at any better time than now,” Mr Chukwu explained.

He hoped that the film, which was aimed at individuals from all walks of life, including youth, market women, and business leaders, would “inform the public on the importance of us staying in peace, on the importance of us staying unified, and on the importance of us encouraging peaceful coexistence.”

”Because there is absolutely nothing that will stop the Easterners from living in the West, or the Northerners from living in the East.”

He emphasized the group’s intention to have the film translated into Nigeria’s major languages in order to reach a wider audience.

Lisa Onu, David Fiase, Tony Ezimadu, and Nazareth Jesse were also in the group.

NAN

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