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Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani has said that the violent agitation for the creation of a State of Biafra is not good. He said that rather than disintegrate Nigeria, all necessary efforts should be made to keep Nigeria united despite the challenges facing the country.
In a press statement signed by director of information of the ministry, Mr. Salisu Na’inna Dambatta, the minister stated this when a delegation of the Nigerian Legion decorated him along with the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Professor Claudius Omoleye Daramola and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Belema Wakama with the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem.
Pastor Usani explained that those who went through the horrors of the Nigerian civil war cherish the peace now prevailing in the country, adding that we should learn to value Nigeria as a single entity.
“Every Nigerian should detest any suggestion to separate Nigeria. We must decry any person or group agitating for the State of Biafra”, he emphasized.
He added that instead of violent agitation for Biafra, its advocates should follow peaceful rules and procedures as enshrined in our constitution for redressing any issue peacefully.
He recalled the hardship suffered by ex-soldiers in the past when their retirement and pension entitlements were not paid in good time, a situation which discouraged many young persons from enlisting in the military in those days.
In his remarks, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Professor Claudius Daramola, commended the leadership of the Nigerian Legion for remembering their fallen colleagues who paid the supreme sacrifice for the peace and unity of Nigeria and supporting those alive in various ways.
Earlier in his remarks, the National Chairman of the Nigerian Legion, Col. Micah Gayya (rtd) who is also the Chairman of the 2016 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Fund Raising Sub-Committee said that, the organization was raising money by selling the remembrance emblem and using it to support families of fallen members of the Legion in need.
He further added that the Nigerian Legion recently donated relief materials to its members living in Internally Displaced Persons , IDPs, camps in various parts of the country.

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