Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and culture, has condemned those calling for the disintegration of the country.
Lai in an interview held by NAN on Wednesday, April 21, said that president Buhari’s main problem is the elites and not the common Nigerians.
He also states that the elites who are might to preach the importance of unity in the country, are the ones insinuating tribalism and hate red among the people.
According to him, Nigeria makes up 70% of West African’s population and will suffer more if the country breaks up because professors would be working in bakeries in Togo just to survive.
“Our challenge is more with the elites, not with the common people. Go to the remotest part of Nigeria today, you will see Nigerians from different tribes, culture and religion living together peacefully.
“Elites ought to take the lead in cementing the unity of the country. But when the elites start preaching tribal hatred, people believe them because they think they know better.
“Nigeria accounts for 70 percent of West Africa’s population, and if Nigeria should disintegrate today, we are going to overrun Benin Republic, Togo, Niger and other neighbouring countries.
“The elites will suffer more because some professors could be working in bakeries in Togo just to survive. We saw it happen when the Liberians came here during their civil war.
“It is in their own enlightened interest that they should work to fix Nigeria. Many of them have more than one passport — American, British, Irish — and at the first crack of trouble, they are gone.”