Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has appealed to those clamouring for secession to abandon such idea.
Tinubu, in a goodwill message at a Special Ramadan Prayer Tafsir lecture held at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday, said he has nowhere to run to if violence breaks out in the country.
He urged the agitators to remember the destruction caused by war in Sudan and Iraq, adding that the country is better together as one.
The APC leader stated that Nigeria is yet to recover from the effect of the civil war and cannot afford to experience another war.
“For clamouring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience war. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such war does not end on time and we are even yet to recover from the civil war.
“We are better together than divided. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate; it is not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country and not separation or war,” he said.
Tinubu praised the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, for their achievements, saying the state has witnessed massive developments under the Sanwo-Olu administration.
Also, in his lecture at the event, the national missioner of Ansaru-Deen Society of Nigeria, Ahmad Abdul-Rahman, appealed to those clamouring for division in the country to have a rethink.
Though he admitted that insecurity is on the rise, he noted that with constant prayers, change of thoughts and character by Nigerians, the country will come out victorious.
Sanwo-Olu, in his message, promised to fulfill his campaign promises and deliver dividends of democracy to Lagosians.
He disclosed that the state government is in the process of installing 2,000 cameras across the state for security surveillance.
The governor assured that more funds will be deployed into the Security Trust Fund to empower the police and other security operatives, with technology also deployed around the state.
He also assured the Islamic clerics that the proposed Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) buses which would be unveiled soon, will eradicate the menace of okada riders in the state.