The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has again emphasised the need for Nigeria to remain one united country.
He said this today in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, where he was giving a rousing welcome by citizens of the state.
According to Osinbajo, those seeking division in the country must understand that Nigeria is great today because of its population, size, and unity despite the odds.
“The reason why this country is as great as it is, is because of its diversity. It is because we have here people of every race, people of every tribe bringing in their different cultures, their different strengths (together). All of the different things that make each one of our ethnic groups great comes together in one country,” Osinbajo said at the Palace of the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu.
“We are greater when we are together than when we are apart. This country is greater together than apart. Every one of our ethnic groups needs the support of the other.
“When people speak of Nigeria and respect this country, it is because of the diversity; because of the strength in numbers. That is why we are considered great; that is why the rest of Africa looks up to us for direction. If we are one small conclave, nobody will look at us with the seriousness that they look at us today.”
The Obong of Calabar on his part called on all political office holders to unite in building one Nigeria irrespective of political affiliations.
He also called on the Federal Government to fulfill the campaign promises.
The traditional ruler conferred the Acting President with one of the highest traditional titles of the Efik Kingdom, Ada Idaha Ke Efik Eburutu.
Also, Governor Ben Ayade praised the Acting President for the visit, which he described as memorable.