Biafra: Obasanjo says no need for break-up


Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that there is no need for any Nigerian to call for the breakup of the country.

He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a Colloquim on 50 years of Biafra organised by the Yar’Adua Foundation.

The event, which was tagged “Memory and Nation Building Biafra: 50 Years After” was co-sponsored by Ford Foundation and Open Society Initiative West Africa.

Obasanjo said that those agitating for the creation of a Biafra state were not born during the war and did not know what it entailed.

He said that Nigeria must be loved and massaged by her citizens.

“Nigeria must be massaged by all of us. No exception. It’s like a husband and wife, and I will say that we should even appeal; if anybody says he wants to go, not that we will say, you can go if you want to go.

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