President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declared that only God can unite Nigeria.
The president pointed out that with over 450 ethnic groups, it is not easy for the people to come together without divine intervention.
Buhari made this assertion while commissioning the Edo State University, Iyamho, in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.
According to him, “In a country of over 450 ethnic groups, it is not easy to come together, only God can do it”.
Buhari, who concluded a two-day state visit to Edo yesterday, urged Nigerians to appreciate the strength in the country’s diverse ethnic and social groups.
He also said a multi-party system remains the best option for Nigeria’s democracy given the diverse population of the country.
He stated: “We are doing our best because we have found ourselves as part of this great country called Nigeria. We believe in multi-party democracy system it is the best for us”.
President Buhari also used the occasion of the commissioning to appeal to Nigerians to continue to be patient with his administration, saying he is rebuilding Nigeria for the country’s children and grandchildren.
Buhari said, “For those of us who are here, please continue to persuade others to be patient with the leadership of the country at all levels because this is a time of rebuilding Nigeria. We are blessed with human and material resources but we have made terrible mistake by allowing ourselves to be put in a mono-economy and we are now paying dearly for our mistakes”.