Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Wednesday, strongly cautioned against actions that could trigger another civil war in Nigeria and turn citizens to refugees elsewhere.
He called for peaceful resolutions of contending issues as the End SARS protests have now been marred by arson in some parts of Nigeria.
Speaking at the 45th anniversary of the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Sa’adu Kawu Haliru, in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government of Kwara State, the governor said “We need peace for Nigeria to succeed.
“There are various forces wanting to tear us apart. We must not allow that to happen,” he stated while calling on protesters and other citizens to embrace peace.
Governor Abdulrazaq said ” In the 1960s, there was a civil war that almost tore us apart. We must not allow that again,” adding that “This is our fatherland, if we tear ourselves apart, we may become refugees elsewhere, or become displaced in our country.
“Let us stay together, let us resolve our differences, let us remain peaceful as we are in Kwara,” he added.
He thanked the youths in Kwara State for being peaceful and sought the support of traditional rulers to help maintain peace in the state.
Governor Abdulrazaq commended the Emir for his efforts to guarantee peace and harmony in his domain.