Professor Yemi Osinbajo who is standing in for his principal – President Muhammadu Buhari faces an uphill task of maintaining the unity of Nigeria in the face of strong threats.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has been trying to quell the tension arising from the quit notice by some N`orthern youths over separatist agitations in the South-East, but analysts demand more than meetings from the government, writes Gbenro Adeoye of the Punch.
The events of the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War, remain etched in the minds of all those who witnessed them. It was fought between the government of Nigeria and the secessionist state of Biafra, an area dominated by Igbo.
In the three-year period that the war lasted, there were an estimated 100,000 military casualties and about three million civilians, many of whom had died of hunger and diseases.
But since the war, the country has arguably not been as polarised along regional and ethnic lines as it is now and the current situation makes governing the nation tougher for the Federal Government. More succinctly, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is in for a rough ride as he pilots the country’s affairs in the absence of his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on medical trip to London, the United Kingdom.
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