The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, says a section of the media quoted him out of context saying there are cracks in the country that could lead to its breaking up.
Boss Mustapha, who represented the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, at the inter-denominational church service at Abuja on Sunday as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary, had warned that cracks in the walls of the country that could lead to its breakup should not be taken for granted.
In his words: “Fortunately for us, our walls are not yet broken but have cracks that could break if not properly addressed. We need to seek the face of God to address the broken walls.”
Mustapha, in a statement he personally signed, said: “I have observed with concern, the apparent sensitization of the remarks I made at the 60th Independence Anniversary Church Service, where I stood in for His Excellency, the Vice President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I want to affirm that His Excellency, the Vice President and I remain very firmly and irrevocably committed to the ideal of one indivisible Nigerian nation.
“We are also deeply appreciative of President Muhammadu Buhari’s consistent efforts to strengthen the unity of the Nigerian nation. Any suggestion to the contrary is a clear misinterpretation of our common position as a Government.”