The umbrella body of Ijaw youths, the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, has insisted that Nigeria’s unity is negotiable.
President Buhari had said in a nationwide broadcast on Monday morning that Nigeria’s unity was not negotiable, warning agitators to desist from such quest.
But the President, IYC, Eric Omare, insisted on Monday that the unity and continuous existence of Nigeria is negotiable.
Omare said that the President’s mere statement that Nigeria’s unity is not negotiable was not the solution to the agitations by various ethnic nationalities.
He said Buhari’s statement was reminiscent of previous statements by successive leaders, especially military heads of state, without addressing the root causes of peoples’ agitations.
Omare, therefore, called on President Buhari to have a change of approach towards the resolution of the ongoing agitations and threats to national security by adopting constructive engagement to resolve the issues.