Obasanjo spoke during the launch of a book to mark the 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria in Lagos on Friday.
The former President affirmed that Nigeria will continue to exist no matter what happens, adding that the “many enemies” who don’t want to see the country’s continued co-existence would fail.
He added that he would continue to work for the peace and progress of a united Nigeria because the cost of staying together as a nation is cheaper than the cost of dividing the country.
Obasanjo Reveals Why Nigeria Will Continue To Exist
“We are here to honour somebody we should honour, and learn from him (Mbang), to show that we genuinely love and appreciate him for the service he has rendered to the Christian community in this country and world over. And to assure him that whatever happens, we will continue to work for unity, peace, security and progress of this country.
“I know that these are things that are dear to his heart. We want to assure you that Nigeria will continue to exist because the cost for Nigeria not to continue to exist is much more than the cost for us to make Nigeria to continue to exist.
“There are many people – high and low – who can be described as enemies of Nigeria but they will not win over those who are friends of Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria will be a great loser if we break up because our destinies have become so interlinked as to be inseparable.