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People with sinister motives working against peace in Nigeria – Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd)

Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd)

Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has revealed that there are people working against peace in Nigeria.

Gowon who spoke at the National Christian Centre in Abuja at a thanksgiving service and reception in honour of Rev. Yakubu Pam, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, noted that through prayers, Nigeria would overcome those working to make nation breakup.

“There are people with sinister motives who wouldn’t want peace, but through prayers we will overcome so that Nigeria will not go asunder. This country is too big and too versed, with a population of 200 million people. A scholar said that we are structurally complex and plurally diverse,” Gowon who was represented by former Governor or Benue State and Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Senator George Akume, said.

“If our territorial integrity is undermined, Somalia will be a child’s play. We don’t have to toy with our unity. You are in a very good position working closely with CAN and people of other faith, so that together, we can re-establish peace, push forward our agenda for our territorial integrity, push forward for our oneness so that together, supporting the President, we can take our country to the next level,” he added.

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