An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Thursday, canvassed the indivisibility of Nigeria as a nation.
Iwuanyanwu’s call is coming as the federal government extradited to the country on Tuesday, the separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Iwuanyanwu who spoke in Abuja when the National Association of University Students (NAUS) conferred on him, the ‘Ambassador of University Students,’ said it was better for Nigeria to remain one than to be divided.
Iwuanyanwu noted that in the past few years, there have been a lot of clamour for the break up of the country, saying it was not the right way to go.
Iwuanyanwu recalled fighting during the civil war and the injury he sustained that culminated in a surgical operation that was carried out on him at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
The media mogul and serial entrepreneur further said Nigerians were better under one country, even for commercial purposes.
Iwuanyanwu said: “I am telling you people that one united Nigeria is better for you people than any small enclave. I am telling you people with all honesty and love because you see, the world is coming together.
“It is best to come together. Whatever you produce, even if you are an industrialist and you produce goods, you need them in a bigger market.
“Your country gives you a bigger market. You don’t need a visa, you don’t need to pass through Immigration or Customs to go and sell your goods in your country.
“So, I think really that you people should not support this idea of breakage of the country.”
While noting that things were not perfect in the country, Iwuanyanwu further said the constitution of the country has made it in such a way that a government’s tenure is for four years.
He told the NAUS leaders that the most important thing was that they had the power of the ballot and they should use it to remove a government that was not doing well.
“I don’t see why people think that the way to remove government is by saying they are going out of the country. How can you leave your country,” Iwuanyanwu queried.
In his remarks, NAUS Senate President, Ibrahim Lawal, said the association became convinced and satisfied with Iwuanyanwu’s endless commitment of transforming the lives of the masses, especially the students and women within and outside his vicinity.
Lawal who was represented by the National Clerk of NAUS, Abraham Ibrahim, added that without mincing words, Iwuanyanw’s good work were speaking very loud of him which was why the body decided to appreciate and also encourage Iwuanyanwu for the good things he has been doing.