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The Agitation for Severance Unacceptable in Nigeria-Lai Mohammed



Agitation for Secession in Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Agitation for Secession in Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Thursday said calls for severance in certain quarters in Nigeria was inadmissible.

The priest spread the word about this while conveying a discourse basically at the initial service of the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) held in Bauchi State.

Mohammed, notwithstanding, said it was reasonable and ideal for residents to call for rebuilding and genuine federalism, adding that whatever difficulties confronting the nation can be survived.


“While it is okay for residents to call for rebuilding and genuine federalism, what isn’t worthy is the bring in specific quarters for severance.

“Whatever challenges we have today as a country, can and will be overcomed. Truth be told, the Federal Government had gotten rolling the important apparatus to handle the test of instability.

“We ought to in this manner not permit the present difficulties, regardless of whether in the space of economy or security, to risk our solidarity,” he said.

The data serve, who apologized for not having the option to be genuinely present in Bauchi for the occasion, be that as it may, spoke to NIPR to utilize its foundation to work for the solidarity of Nigeria.


“That assignment has never been more critical than now against the foundation of grating voices in the country and calls for partition.

“I consider NIPR to be a competent accomplice in the public authority’s work to drench the pressure in the land and beat the drum of solidarity instead of the drum of war.

“May I likewise rehash my call to NIPR to speak loudly against those fanning the ashes of disunity and disagreement in the country. Without a country that is tranquil and gotten, there can be no turn of events.

“This organization is doing all that could be within reach to return harmony and security the nation over,” the pastor said.


He further asked the NIPR to collaborate with the government in the battle against counterfeit news, deception just as disdain discourse.

Prior, Mallam Mukhtar Suraju, the National President, NIPR, said the occasion was coming when Public Relations was exclusively expected to divert the compass of the country.

He saw that all guarantees the nation held were tormented by such countless difficulties, a large number of which he said were conventionally avoidable and superfluous.

Suraju said the difficulties went from frailty to social pressure occasioned by shared doubt and doubt among heads of different segments of the country.


He, notwithstanding, added that NIPR had confidence in Nigeria and its proceeded with corporate presence.

“We accept we are greatly improved together than remaining in pieces and pieces however this should be founded on trust and certainty of us all and each other.

“We should along these lines keep on connecting with ourselves helpfully and earnestly so we will give a superior country to people in the future of Nigerians,” he said.

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who was addressed by his Deputy, Alhaji Baba Tela, appreciated NIPR for permitting the state to be the host of the AGM.


Mohammed, who said the NIPR meeting was the first of its sort in the entire Northeast, clarified the amount he savored his expert security with the organization.

He additionally offered thanks for the heartfelt connection between his organization and the state part of NIPR, adding that such a relationship won’t just be kept up yet in addition reinforced.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that exercises that graced the event incorporate social dance and conferment of ‘individual’ title on certain individuals who were likewise given their kindred emblem, among others.




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