President Muhammadu Buhari has said as long as he is alive, anybody who jokes with the unity of Nigeria will have a problem with him.
He said the Federal Government was ready to contend with people who would work against the peace and unity of the country.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving the Offor of Umuofor Kingdom, Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Abdulfatah Emetumah III, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
“Anybody that tries to joke with the unity of this country has a problem as long as we are alive,” Buhari said.
The President told members of the delegation led by the monarch, who is also the Chief Imam of Oguta, that his main objective of serving as an elected public office holder was to make the country better.
“Our single objective is how to make Nigeria better and we will never get tired,” he said.
Buhari, who thanked the delegation for identifying with the progress made so far by this administration in moving the nation forward, assured them that their well thought- out recommendations on engendering unity in the country would be considered.
In his remarks, Eze Emetumah commended the President for demonstrating his love for Nigerians and Nigeria through purposeful leadership in the last three years.
“Your Excellency, from birth you have a mission for Nigeria and you have demonstrated this in your career as a soldier, minister, Head of State, head of the Petroleum Trust Fund and now President.
“You have fought for the unity of this nation and its enemies, we know very well that you won’t tolerate anything that would affect its unity and our collective existence,” he said.
According to the royal father and cleric, it is noteworthy that under the present administration, “dissemblers like Boko Haram and other anarchists have tasted the bitter pills.”
“In agriculture, today locally-produced rice has outnumbered the imported, while critical infrastructure, especially federal roads across the nation, have improved and are still improving,” he added.