The Emir of Katsina and Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, has said that those pushing Nigeria to war are “agents of disunity, who do not wish the country well.”
According to the University’s weekly publication released on Wednesday, Kabir made the remark in his Palace when Unilorin Pro-Chancellor, Dr Abdullah Oyekan, paid him a courtesy visit.
The Emir noted that even though the situation in the country was tense, Nigerians must work towards peaceful co-existence.
“This country must remain one indivisible sovereignty that it has been since time immemorial,” he was quoted as saying. He blamed the renewed agitation on “agents of disunity, especially those who do not want the present administration to succeed.”
Kabir said, “Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas and other tribes in the country – we are all brothers and sisters and we must be wary of these unscrupulous people.”
He said as Emir, it was his responsibility to take care of all people in the emirate irrespective of religious and tribal affiliation. Kabir appealed to Nigerians of good will to continue to pray for peace and progress of the country.
The Emir praised Unilorin for maintaining peaceful atmosphere and stable academic calendar. Earlier, the pro-chancellor, who is also Chairman of the Governing Council, commended the Emir’s contribution to educational development in the country.
Oyekan recalled that the emir had instituted the Kabir Usman Scholarship Foundation, in honour of his late father, of which the university had benefited.
He expressed the belief that with the support of the chancellor, the institution would soon be rated among the best 100 universities in the world.