Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, has said himself and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo believe in the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria as a sovereign nation.
Mustapha said this in a statement he personally signed on Wednesday in reaction to a speech he delivered on behalf of the Vice President which dwelled on apparent cracks manifesting in the country.
At Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary interdenominational church service at the National Ecumenical Centre on Sunday, Osinbajo, who was represented by Mustapha, had warned that except urgent measures were taken collectively to address the cracks in the country, Nigeria could be heading for a break-up.
But Mustapha in his statement said the reports emanating from the event was an “apparent sensationalisation” and “clear misrepresentation”.
The SGF said he and the Vice President “remain very firmly and irrevocably committed to the ideal of one indivisible Nigerian nation” and continue to support the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the unity of the Nigerian nation.
The statement partly read: “We are also deeply appreciative of President Muhammadu Buhari’s consistent efforts to strengthen the unity of the Nigerian nation. Any suggestion to the contrary is a clear misrepresentation of our common position as a government.”