Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will not succumb to threats that the “nation will break up”.
In a statement on Friday, Shehu said President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be put under pressure to take decisions that will be against Nigerians.
He, however, added that the government is ready to work with stakeholders in finding solutions to the structural challenges of the country.
“The Presidency responds to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President to do one thing or another or else, in their language, ‘the nation will break up’,” the statement read.
“This is to warn that such unpatriotic outbursts are both unhelpful and unwarranted as this government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.
?Repeat: this administration will not take any decision against the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of a health crisis.
“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people.”
Overtime, stakeholders in the country have called for restructuring of the country to save it from disintegration.