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 At a meeting  with South East Zone traditional rulers, President Buhari  reiterated the
essence of the unity of Nigeria, urging those contemplating its break-up
to have a rethink. He warned that the question of having another
country out of Nigeria was misplaced. This is part of his speech below,,,,,,

“The question of having another country out of Nigeria is going to be
very difficult. From 1914, we have more than 200 cultures living with
one another. God had endowed this country with natural resources and
talented people. We should concentrate on these and be very productive,”
the President said.

  President Buhari gave assurance that the South-East will also
benefit from the new railway architecture being put in place his
administration, he also said that he was “very conscious of the
sensitivities of the South East”
, on account of which, he gave the
region’s four out of five states Senior ranking Ministers in the Federal
Cabinet. Buhari used the occasion to appreciate the good
work of the Ministers from the region in the federal government, saying
that they are doing very well for the country.
 He pleaded with the traditional rulers from the South East to persuade
their people to give his government a chance and to continue to serve as
beacons of culture and traditions of their people. President Buhari
assured the delegation that kidnapping and cattle rustling, which he
described as “unfortunate” will be the government’s next target, now
that “we have managed to calm down the North-East.” President Buhari expressed
frustration at the endless nature of some ongoing trials, citing some of
the cases as going far back to the tenure of former President Olusegun

He said “We are asking the judiciary to clean itself. Nigerians are tired of waiting. They want some actions.”

 The President said he hoped that the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria and
Attorney-General of the Federation will come to some form of agreement
which specially designated courts will give accelerated hearing to
some corruption cases that are pending, arguing that “we want Nigerians
to know we are serious.”

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