Bisi Akande, a former Osun State governor, has warned that there may be a war spanning a century if Nigeria breaks up.
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He urged agitator for Oduduwa Republic to drop the idea.
He said this at the launch of Bayse One Brick House Hotel to mark the 50th birthday of Adebayo Adelabu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
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“Those agitating for a Yoruba nation should have a rethink. This country must remain united to save it from war.
“Yoruba will be in war for another 100 years if Nigeria is allowed to break,” he said.
He urged Nigerians to remain one, saying many African countries are envious of the country. He alleged that Francophone countries across the world want Nigeria to break as the strength makes them uncomfortable.
“Those tormenting Nigeria are doing so because they are products of failed states. It is a difficult task to stop crimes, particularly in a corrupt society.
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“Now that some Nigerians are talking about breaking because of difficulties, they didn’t know that a man who can not endure will collapse and die. Only enduring country can stay,” he said.
Prof. Banji Akintoye has said there would be a rally on Thursday demanding Oduduwa Republic, a propose country for the South West region, is allowed to emerge.