Nigeria former Military head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has plead to Nigerians not to break the country apart.
In a statement during the official launch of Emeka Anyaoku’s Institute of International Studies and Diplomacy, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
The Former head of state said, the youths should build on the legacies of the founding heroes and remain positive for its continued existence.
He said, “We must allow peace to reign without which development would be impossible. Altogether, there is strength in diversity. All hands must be on deck to make our great Nigeria greater,”
At the event, the former chief of army staff, General Theophilus Danjuma, described the present agitation for restructuring of the country as a good idea. He, however, said it should not be pursued with violence.
Addressing the gathering, the 84yrs old Chief Emeka Anyaoku, said he was humbled by the encomiums showered on him by the dignitaries present at the occasion. He expressed appreciation to the university for the honour conferred on him in his lifetime.
“I am glad that Nnamdi Azikiwe University has provided the opportunity for me to deposit personal papers and books I have written.”
The third Commonwealth Secretary-General Anyaoku, however, noted that his major challenge had been his inability to document his personal papers like his predecessors in the Commonwealth and said the institute had provided the platform for him to accomplish same. “he added”.