West Africa won’t accommodate Nigerians if there is crisis –Tinubu
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has appealed to warring factions across the country to sheathe their swords and embrace peace.
Tinubu made the appeal yesterday at the eighth-day Fidau prayer for the late Lateef Jakande, first civilian governor of Lagos state.
The former Lagos State governor said Nigerians should not give ethnic or religious colouration to “whatever challenges we are facing right now”
He warned that the entire West Africa will not be able to accommodate Nigerians should the current ethnic conflicts lead to an exodus of the country’s inhabitants.
“Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful country will protect us,” Tinbu said.
“I appeal, in his (Jakande’s) memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religion crises.
“If there is a crisis, where do we go? We will submerge the entire West Africa, there will be no enough space to accommodate us.
“Those who have seen the effect of war, the effect of tribal conflict, of religion conflict, will never want it for Nigeria.
“We pray to God to strengthen our mind, guide our faith, put peace and bring peace unto this land, may Allah bless all of us.”