The secretary to the government of the
federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has clarified that both the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and he are deeply committed to Nigeria’s unity.
Recall that Mustapha representing the Vice President at a church service held to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence was quoted to have said that Nigeria needs focus and consistent prayers to avoid breaking up from the current cracks in the nation’s walls.
“Fortunately for us, our walls are not yet broken but there are obvious cracks that could lead to a break if not properly addressed.
“Nehemiah started with fervent prayers, seeking the face of God and pleaded with his king to allow him return to Jerusalem to rebuild the broken walls because wall signifies peace, security, contentment and prosperity. It signifies the essence of the state of the nation,” he said.
However in a statement yesterday, the SGF said his statement was sensationalised.
He said, “I have observed with concern
the apparent sensationalisation of the remarks I made at the 60th Independence Anniversary Church Service, where I stood in for His Excellency, the Vice President.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I want to affirm that His Excellency, the Vice President and I remain very firmly and irrevocably committed to the ideal of one indivisible Nigerian nation.
“We are also deeply appreciative of President Muhammadu Buhari’s consistent efforts to strengthen the unity of the Nigerian nation.
“Any suggestion to the contrary is a clear misrepresentation of our common position as a Government,” he said .