The Federal Government has been called upon to take the agitation for secession in some parts of the country as a wake-up call.
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, made the appeal in a statement to mark the end of Ramadan.
He also urged the government to take appropriate measures to rekindle the spirit of patriotism in Nigerians, as part of efforts to tackle the challenges in the country.
Recall that there had been secessionist calls for state of Biafra in the South East, championed by such groups as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, and Movement for Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, as well as Oduduwa Republic by some Yoruba groups in the South West.
In the statement signed by the Secretary General of JNI, Dr Khalid Aliyu, in Kaduna yesterday, the JNI, noted that government needed to prevail on Nigerians to unite for the common good of all.
“We also call on the government in respect to the perceived calls for the fragmentation of Nigeria from different quarters, to take the trend as a wake-up call to improve and or rejig the security network.
“Tackle economic hardship and transparently address the seeming unemployment bug in order to reinvent the spirit of patriotism for an indivisible Nigeria.”