Mr. Joshua Igbugbugbu, The Ibenananaowei of Bomo clan, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa have advised those agitating for Biafra nation to shift their grievances to the political leaders of their region.
According to the monarch, the unity of Nigeria is non-negotiable and those clamouring for secession might have arisen from perceived exclusion.
The Octogenarian stated this on Friday when the Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Ekowe, Olanipekun Edward, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace annex, Yenagoa.
He advised the agitators to direct their grievances to political leaders to ensure even delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.
“If you look at the state and local governments, the people are crying over salaries and others,” Mr. Igburugbu said.
“I have been on the throne for 58 years and I don’t want the country to break up.
“In unity, we should stand and divided we fall. All I want is unity and good governance.
‘‘All I want is a united Nigeria. The North should not drive the Ibos and the Ibos should not drive the Hausas. All we want is unity,” he said.
The monarch described the recent calls for restructuring of the nation as “highly political.”
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