Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Senate sends message to agitators, says Nigeria remains indivisible

Senate sends message to agitators, says Nigeria remains indivisible

The Senate Tuesday, unanimously agreed that Nigeria’s bond of unity occasioned by the 1914 amalgamation remains indivisible and indissoluble, saying no regional or ethnic forces will prevail for now.

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In a motion sponsored by the entire Senators on, “The need for national unity and peaceful coexistence in Nigeria,” Senate was very clear that there were enough opportunities made available for diverse interest groups to address their yearnings.

Wednesday’s plenary which was presided by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu admitted that challenges facing the nation today were those of centrifugal forces, calls for self determination, ethnic and religious intolerance.

They urged agitators to concentrate on integration programmes and policies, which they said have yielded results in the past.

“We observed that various integration policies and programmes in Nigeria have yielded some desired outcomes, but there is more to be done as primordial ethnic sentiments and loyalties are still deep rooted”, Senate asserted.

In their individual opinions, Senator Chukwuka Utazi representing Enugu North Senatorial district was emphatic that the Ibo of Southeast Nigeria believed in unity more than any other tribe. He buttressed that their investment traversed the breadth of the country.

Senator Adamu Aliero in his contribution said the report of national conference in 2014 which was put together by former President, Goodluck Jonathan has antidotes to those challenges.

He suggested that federal government should look into the report.

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James Manager, Delta South Senatorial district stressed that this was an important motion as far as South South was concerned, noting that the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 was an act of God.

“Distinguished President, distinguished colleagues, to those of us from the South South, this is an important motion. The amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914 by the British was an act of, otherwise, Hausa Fulani would have been residing in Japan. So we should remain together”, he said.

“China has the highest population in the world, yet they were still scrambling to expand. Number 4 in geographical location while Nigeria is number 7, so our youth should take it easy.”

Senator Magnus Abe urged government to give agitators attention, but condemned in strong terms abusing of rights of other Nigerians living in other parts of the country.

Senator Ben Murray Bruce representing Bayelsa East reasoned that enlightening younger generations who were born after 1970 is a panacea.

He explained that nobody who knows the history of war would talk of going into war.

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After various contributions, the upper chamber reiterated that Nigerians should desist from actions and utterances capable of jeopardising unity of the nation.

They also urged agencies of government to get involved in advocating for loyalty to the nation, adding that lawmakers should enlighten their constituents.

“We urge the FG to direct the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation and other relevant agencies to intensify enlightenment and advocacy to the nation,” Senate maintained.

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