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Nasarawa State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule has stated that the unity of Nigeria cannot be traded for money or other selfish motives advocating that the country is stronger and better together,
This is coming despite the growing calls by secessionists for the breakup of Nigeria which has heightened in recent times.
The governor, who made this known while speaking at the official unveiling of nine books on the National Youth Service Corps and a film ‘Call to Service’ in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the Scheme in Abuja, also maintained that there was no reason to discontinue the NYSC.
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He said, ‘Just as there is no price for security, there is also no price for unity, and the NYSC defines the unity of Nigeria.
‘If there’s anybody to talk to you about profitability, you are looking at one here. If you’re looking at money here, I was the managing director of African Petroleum, the group managing director of Dangote, and the managing director of Sadiq Petroleum Nigeria Limited. I have stayed where we have taken companies and actually returned profits to shareholders. I know the value of money and I know what it takes to make money, but there’s actually no price for unity.”
According to him, the NYSC established 48 years ago when a lot of the people who are calling for the disintegration of Nigeria were not even born.
Therefore, he said, they may not be aware of the level of devastation that trailed the Biafra civil war which necessitated the establishment of the Scheme.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK