– In recent times, there have been calls from some parts of Nigeria for secession
– According to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state, secession agitators are being supported by foreign countries
– Ayade noted that such countries support secessionist agitations because they want to boost their gun trade
Amid the calls for secession in some parts of Nigeria, Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade has identified the people supporting the agitators.
The Cable reports that Ayade accused foreign countries of supporting agitators for secession so that they can boost their gun trade.
The governor made the disclosure on Thursday, June 3, to journalists after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.
Though he did not name any country, Ayade explained that some foreign nation target areas with natural resources and support secessionist agitations.
He called on Nigerians to come together and support President Muhammadu Buhari to overcome insurgency.
the governor called for combined efforts to tackle insecurity.
“On one side, they’re funding enemies of state; on the other hand, they’re funding secessionists so that they can be in the business of guns.”
Lai Mohammed condemns calls for secession
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has discouraged the calls for secession by some groups in the country. He described the calls for secession as unacceptable.
Mohammed made the statement on Thursday, May 20, during his speech at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) held in Bauchi state.
The minister who joined the programme virtually urged Nigerians not to allow current challenges jeopardise the country’s unity.
Source: Legit.ng News