Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Thursday, said secession would not solve Nigeria’s current challenges.
Ganduje said those agitating for secession should opt for dialogue as a means of addressing their grievances.
The governor spoke at the 2nd quarterly public lecture series of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Press Corps, in Abuja.
According to Ganduje: “Let me repeat here that Nigeria is a united and indivisible country; our Constitution has taken care of that; I don’t see secession as the way out of the current challenges afflicting the nation.
“Instead, advocates of secession should have a change of heart and I recommend dialogue as a crucial option for addressing their problems.
“Besides, there is a National Assembly where some of the grievances can be addressed.
“While the unity of Nigeria should be discussed, the agitators must be strongly cautioned to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters.
“This should be done without perpetrating acts that could be interpreted as an attempt to enthrone instability and dismember the country.”
Lately, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Sunday Adeyemi popularly known as Igboho have been in the forefront agitating for Nigeria’s breakup.
While Kanu is agitating for the actualisation of Biafra, Igboho has been pushing for Yoruba nation.