Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, has said the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable, noting that Nigerians should work together and not be divided.
Governor Bello said this to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
The meeting, according to the governor, was on the recent blockade of food items from the northern part of the country to the southern part, and the subsequent resolution.
He said President Buhari also believes in the unity of Nigeria and promised a more secure and prosperous nation in the days ahead.
Governor Bello also spoke concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, reiterating his stance that coronavirus is not a novel disease.
He added that he believes in vaccinations, but warned Nigerians to be careful when taking any form of the vaccine.
Governor Bello’s meeting with the President comes less than 24-hours after the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) agreed to lift its ban on the supply of food to the southern part of the country.
The leadership of the union took the decision following an extensive dialogue and deliberation with Governor Bello, at the state Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, on Wednesday.
The groups were led by the AUFCDN President, Mohammed Tahir, with former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, also in attendance at the meeting.