President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed that Nigeria will not break up under him.
Buhari said this while noting that the clamour for restructuring gave some groups which he described as “highly irresponsible” the opportunity to call for the nation’s breakup.
Buhari noted that under his watch, he had witnessed political freedom which has made opposition parties winning elections at the state and National Assembly levels.
The president’s position is part of his speech to mark the nation’s 57th independence anniversary and he is expected to address the nation at 7am.
Buhari lamented that those currently agitating for another civil war that claimed two million lives were not born by 1967 and had no idea of the consequences of the conflict because they were not born then.
He, however, expressed his disappointment in some community leaders who witnessed the war and still failed to warn their “hot-headed” youths of the consequences of the war.
Buhari called on the National Assembly to ensure a swift passage of anti-corruption laws.
“We have signed multilateral agreements on criminal matters with friendly countries. There are signs of increasing cooperation from the judiciary.
“Recently, the Chief Justice of the Federation directed heads of all our courts of first instance and Appeal to accelerate hearings of corruption cases and dismiss any judicial officers found to have been compromised.
“Justice Salami has just been appointed to chair the Judiciary’s anti-graft committee. Government expects a lot from this committee.
“I commend the National Assembly for refocusing on its oversight committees,” he added