Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s National Leader, has urged those who advocate for secession to abandon the notion.
Mr. Tinubu said the country was better together than divided at the Special Ramadan Prayer Tafsir (lecture) for Lagos and Nigeria held at the Lagos House, Marina on Sunday.
“For clamoring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience war,” said the politician. “If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq.”
“Such war does not end on time. We are yet to recover from the civil war.
“We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not separate.
“It’s not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country.”
Mr. Tinubu also praised Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, for their accomplishments. He said that the state had seen “huge” changes since they took office.
Mr Sanwo-Olu vowed to keep his campaign promises and deliver on democracy’s dividends in his goodwill letter.
He clarified that the state was in the process of installing 2,000 security cameras in the state.
He said that his administration’s new last-mile buses, which would be unveiled in May, would eliminate the threat of Okada passengers.
Lagos, he claims, would put more money into the Lagos Security Trust Fund to support police and other security personnel.
Sheikh Muyideen Ajani Bello (Oniwasi Agbaye) called for more prayers, blaming Nigeria’s woes on sins.
Mr Bello said Nigerians should love one another and do away with corrupt practices.
Frontline Islamic clerics from all local government areas in the state, as well as the General Officer Commanding 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Gen Abubakar Garba, were present at the gathering.
The event was attended by Bisi Akande, the former APC National Chairman, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Aliko Dangote, and others.