Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor, has asked Nigerians to ignore those beating the drums of war in the country, saying they have resources to cater for their families.
Bello urged Nigeria to unite and preach peace and togetherness, adding that citizens must remain patriotic and reject calls for separations.
He made the call on Thursday, while speaking with journalists after the Eid prayers which held at the Old Stadium in Lokoja, the state capital.
The governor noted that although everything citizens desire may not be working out now, he asked them to irrespective of their religious affiliation, continue to pray for leaders across all spheres.
“We must not tolerate criminals among ourselves, irrespective of the position which they occupy in our society. I urge each and every Muslims and Christians in the country to preach peace and not war,” he said.
“This is the time we must all come together as one, this is the time we must pray for our leaders. Many of these people calling for war have enough resources to take care of their family but we don’t, so we must protect our nation jealously.”
Bello said those who have experienced war in the past would not desire such event.