The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has tasked Senators from the South East region to seriously educate their constituents on the need to maintain the unity of Nigeria.
Speaking during a meeting with the South East Senate caucus, Saraki said that the National Assembly was spearheading the fight against calls for disintegration of the country.
He added that the meeting became imperative because of the urgent need to save Nigeria from total collapse.
He said “You must all go to your constituencies to douse tension as Nigeria cannot afford another civil war against.
”The senate is trying to look at the peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians.
“And for us to move forward, I want Senators from the South East to live up to expectation in getting the people to tread softly.
“Nigerians must be made to reflect deeply that not all the countries of the world want us as a country to remain as one, to remain united as a country with 170 million people and for us to disintegrate to 30 million cannot work, it cannot help us as our strength as a country would be threatened.
“It had been predicted that Nigeria will break in 2015 and thank God that we outlived that and these countries are not happy that we are still together hence they want us to divide which explains why I am going on with these meetings, preaching peaceful coexistence among one another.”