The Bishop of Kabba Anglican Diocese, Rt Rev. Steven Akobe, has called on the political class to stop trying to divide Nigeria.
Akobe urged the political class to stop using ethnoreligious factors to divide Nigeria.
He made the call on Tuesday during the 2nd session of the 9th Synod and 25th anniversary of the Kabba Anglican Diocese at the Cathedral Church of St. Andrew, Kabba.
Akobe also said the clamour for secession by some sections of the country was not an option to address the nation’s challenges.
He said true fiscal federalism involved restructuring and diversification of the nation’s economy from oil to agriculture and manufacturing.
Akobe said, “The secession being clamoured for by a section of the country is not an option. The political class should stop using ethno-religious factors to divide Nigerians and Nigeria for selfish political gains.”
The clergyman called on the Federal Government to diversify the country’s economy and prioritise agricultural development.
Akobe said the federal government should provide a conducive environment and incentives for the private sector to thrive and embark on infrastructural development.
He noted that infrastructural facilities in the country are grossly inadequate and the little available are overstretched.