The Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina says Nigerians have been divided before the Buhari-led administration came into power in 2015.
This comes after former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, and many others said Nigeria is now more divided than it has ever been.
Speaking on Channels TV this evening, Adesina said; ”Nigeria had always been divided right from amalgamation in 1914. Nigeria is an inconvenient amalgamation but we have kept at it and we have worked at it.
“And I tell you that there is no time in the history of this country that the country was not divided. But then, we have kept at it and we are trying to make it work.
“As at 2015 when President Buhari came, Nigeria was terribly divided; divided along ethnic, religious and political lines; divided along language; divided hopelessly and terribly.”
”You see that a number of people, instead of letting harmony return to this country, thrive and luxuriate in widening the gap between Nigerians. They play politics with everything.
So, if they say Nigeria is divided today, it is because Nigeria has always been divided. And all efforts to unite Nigeria and Nigerians never worked
When Nigerians come to a decision point that we must live together, we can’t wish anybody away, then we will be working towards being a nation.”