Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has warned advocates of secession to reconsider their agitation, saying individuals in Nigeria may need to have a visa before travelling to various states like Kano.
Osinbajo said this while delivering his speech virtually at the 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium held in commemoration of Tinubu’s 69th birthday in Kano on Monday.
According to the Vice President, who was the event’s special guest of honour, all attendees may not have been able to successfully land in Kano State should they have needed visas as part of their travel requirement.
He explained that the initial plan was to hold a completely virtual event but Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State offered to host a physical event which would run alongside the virtual one on Zoom.
“For the purveyors of breaking up into small components, into small countries, perhaps they should be reminded that we would not have been able to accept Governor Ganduje’s offer to come to Kano at a short notice since we would all have needed visas to come to Kano,” he said.
Osinbajo added that Kano was a strategic location because it was the home of radical and progressive ideals.
This is the first time the colloquium will be held outside Lagos and Abuja since it began over a decade ago.