Those fighting for disintegration of Nigeria won’t succeed- Dogara

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By; JOSHUA I. EGBODO, Abuja.
Those plotting and fighting for the dismemberment of the Nigerian state are bound to fail because God didn’t make mistake in bringing the various ethnic groups together in one country, Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Yakubu Dogara has said.
Dogara spoke at the weekend at a reception organised by Northern Nigeria Christian Politicians to honour him and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir David Lawal in Abuja, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan on Sunday.
Dogara maintained that in bringing the various ethnic and religious groups together in one country, God didn’t make a mistake and advised those plotting the disintegration of the Nigerian state to have a rethink because their mission is bound to fail.
“For some of us who think Nigeria was a mistake, or that the North, having aggregated so many ethnic groups, and then two dominant force is a mistake, I want to advice us to do a rethink.”
“The One who put together Nigeria and the North is God and He has the mandate. And anybody who is fighting for the disintegration of this country will not succeed because I believe that God has a plan for Nigeria and likewise, anyone for the elimination of any faith in Northern Nigeria or destruction of Northern Nigeria will not succeed because I believe God has a plan for northern Nigeria and until God is done with his plan, the north will remain as it is and Nigeria will remain as it is. If only one can upturn that, it means he is greater than God.
“Northern Muslims supported my emergence as Speaker”, he said.
He informed the gathering that there was no way he would have emerged Speaker if northern Muslims did not support and vote for him.
Dogara said his emergence as Speaker and the appointment of Mr. Lawal as SGF are pointers to the new thinking and resolve to return to the good legacies of Sardauna of Sokoto, the late Premier of northern Nigeria Sir Ahmadu Bello, who elevated prominent northern Christians into top government positions which helped in uniting the various peoples of the region.
“Now, talking about interfaith in the North, what we are celebrating today, you know who the president is, and we know what he has done for our brother (Babachir Lawal). In my own case, the emergence that we are celebrating today, I want to thank God for Senator Zwingina who made this very wonderful remark that they are wonderful Muslims.
“There are those who sincerely believe that the Christian community in the North deserve more among our Muslim brothers and I can tell you this, without that thinking, there is no way that I would have been standing here as the speaker of the House of Representatives”, the Speaker said.

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