Nigeria remains indivisible, says Jonathan


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has said disappointment awaits those working assiduously for the break- up of Nigeria.
  Speaking Wednesday while hosting youth groups from across the country at Abuja Sheraton Hotel, he assured that he would leave no stone unturned to ensure Nigeria remains a stronger and indivisible entity.
  Represented by his Special Adviser on Political Affairs, Ahmed Bulak, he said Nigeria would survive the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group just as it did after the civil war, the Maitastine upheaval and the June 12 political crises.
 Meanwhile, a youth, Asemota Aigbedo, who fled after renouncing militancy, has called for police protection.
 According to a source, he has been receiving death threats from some of his colleagues who want him back in their fold to resume militant activities on the ground that they are not benefiting from the Federal Government’s Amnesty Programme.
  “But the man has embraced peace and Christianity but they won’t leave him alone. That is why he fled and is hiding because his safety is not guaranteed as the militants say he knows too much about them and their operations. They killed his cousin when they could not find him at home,” the source added.  
  The President justified the declaration of the state of emergency in the troubled states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, noting that the desired goal of the return to peace and tranquility in the affected areas would soon be achieved.
  The President urged the youth to borrow a leaf from their counterparts in the troubled states that had to come together under the umbrella of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) to get rid of the menace posed by the Boko Haram insurgents.
  Urging members of the youth groups, who thronged the venue in their multitude to eschew divisive tendencies, he said there would be no meaningful development if Nigerians were not at peace with one another.
  Gulak, who is the national coordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) said: Poverty does not know religion, tribe or the region you come from. All we want is good governance and the availability of basic infrastructure like road, power supply, good rail network and qualitative education for all. I plead with you to take this message to the grassroots.”



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