Nigeria has come to stay — Obaseki

Benin – Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday expressed faith in the unity of the country dispelling insinuations in some quarters that the country is due for a split.


“Nigeria has come to stay,’’ Obaseki said as he received visiting Nigeria’s Ambassador to Republic of Benin, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, at Government House, Benin.


Buratai served as Chief of Army Staff between 2015 and 2021 before being appointed as Nigeria’s ambassador to Republic of Benin.


“We are facing our challenges like other countries in the world and that is why we need leaders like you.


“We will continue to do our own beat in contributing to the harmony and unity of Nigeria.’’

Obaseki said that the country was building on foundation laid by Buratai in combating insecurity.


The former army chief was in Edo to inaugurate a centre named after him at Igbinedion University, Okada – “Buratai Centre for Contemporaries Security Affairs’’.


Obaseki said, “the foundation you laid as chief of army staff, is what we are building on today. You are here in Edo because we appreciate what you have done for this country.


Source: The Nigerian Observer