An Abuja based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC) says Nigeria is an indivisible nation destined by God to live together irrespective of insecurity challenges.
The President of the group, Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, made the submission in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
Nnam averred that the ongoing insecurity and ethnic disaffection would strengthen the unity of the country rather than affecting it negatively.
“What we are passing through now is a building process, it is meant to strengthen our unity because they are trials or tests for national cohesion.
“They are intervals for our preparedness into the next phase of unity, having come out stronger from our differences and challenges,” he said.
Nnam, who called for national truce, urged all aggrieved groups to embrace tolerance and peace for an indivisible nation.
He expressed confidence in the competence of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to guarantee a peaceful and secured nation.
According to him, President Buhari cannot do it alone but with the support and cooperation of all citizens irrespective of tribe, religion or ideology.
The ILDC President, who reiterated the imperatives of coexisting as a united country, said that Nigeria would excel as an indivisible nation.
Nnam explained that the country’s diversity was designed to institutionalise a natural partnership among all tribes for a glorious country.
“We all need ourselves to excel, we need each other to achieve our potentials to the fullest, no tribe or person can stand alone in this country,” he said.
Nnam, however, urged security agencies to improve on their strategies in combating insecurity, saying that it was time to bring insecurity to an end.