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Politics of Saturday, 2 October 2021

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Nigeria’s unity under serious threat - Atiku group tells Buhari

former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

Despite celebrating 61 years of freedom from British colonialists, Nigeria’s unity remains under threat on a large scale due to insecurity and economic problems, Atiku Kawai Media Group said on Friday.

The organisation being championed by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, however, urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country. The group’s National Publicity Secretary, Abdurrahman Suleiman, said this on Friday in a statement, titled, “Nigeria @ 61: Today, we celebrate Nigeria.” 

The pro-Atiku organisation challenged the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to do everything possible to address the problems facing the nation. The group said,  “Over the years, we were acclaimed as the giant of Africa through excellence in virtually all aspects of life, a height our past heroes and we all laboured for.

The prevailing predicaments in our contemporary society posed serious threats to national integration, growth and development, a situation we all never wished for.

“We call on the government to ameliorate worsening socio-economic conditions bedevilling the Nigerian polity and cement our sovereignty with sustainable development.”