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Cleric urges youths to keep Nigeria one

The presiding minister of Royal House of Faith, Lekki, Lagos, Pastor Bassey James, has urged Nigerian youths to do everything possible to ensure that Nigeria’s unity is preserved.

The cleric, who is also the President of Southern Youths Development Forum, charged all youths to refuse to be lured by those he described as people who want to destroy Nigeria’s corporate entity

James who gave the charged in Lagos on Sunday appealed to Nigerians especially to the youths to do everything possible to stay together.

“I believe in Nigeria, I am a Nigerian and I believe that Nigerians should do everything possible to stay together as Nigerians regardless of political parties. A Nigerian is foremost a Nigeria beyond political parties.

“I therefore want to appeal to the youths of this country from the North, South, East and West to come together to speak on the issue of security, the issue of oneness and the issue of togetherness,”  James said.

He insisted that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable adding; “No matter how difficult it may be, we must continue to stay together because together we grow, together we expand and together we will excel in every area if life.”

According to him, Nigeria’s size and the resources that God endowed the country with “is already a threat to other countries across the nations of the world.

“Nigeria is also one of the biggest countries in the world, the most populous black nation and one of the richest if not the richest country in the whole world.

“What we need is to put our human resources together and now build on the foundation laid by the founding fathers of Nigeria, the likes of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe,  Alhaji Tafawa Bakewa,  Chief Obafemi Awolowo and other prominent Nigerians together to build a nation,”  he said.

The cleric who marks his 50th birthday on Sunday also pleaded to Nigerian not to allow the issue of ethnicity and religion to destroy the nation. According to the cleric, identifying with this cause is the best birthday gift and patriotic gift every youths of this nation can give.

Meanwhile, the Royale House of Faith, the Southern Youths development Forum, friends and association of the Southern Atlantic Polytechnic have rolled out the drums to mark the Golden Jubilee anniversary of their founder, president and chancellors today, with pomp.

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