We Will Not Succumb to Threats, Pressure – Buhari-led Government Warns

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu

The Presidency has warned that the Buhari-led government will not succumb to threats and take any decision out of pressure at a time when the nation’s full attention is needed to deal with the security challenges facing it at a time of the Covid-19 health crisis.

The warning, conveyed in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the president on media and publcity, Garba Shehu Sunday night, was sequel to responded to the recurring threats to the corporate existence of the country with factions giving specific timelines for the President “to do one thing or another or else, in their language, the nation will break up.”

Shehu described the demands as an unpatriotic outbursts, which are both unhelpful and unwarranted.

“This administration will not take any decision against the the interests of 200 million Nigerians, who are the President’s first responsibility under the constitution, out of fear or threats especially in this hour of health crisis.

“The President as an elected leader under this constitution will continue to work with patriotic Nigerians, through and in line with the Parliamentary processes to finding solutions to structural and other impediments to the growth and wellbeing of the nation and its people”, Shehu stated.

Only recently a group of people from the South West of the country joined their South East counterpart in agitating for cessation.

On Saturday October 3 2020, respected clergy, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, while giving a remark at a symposium to mark Nigeria at 60 Independence Day Celebration charged the Federal Government on the need to restructure the nation to avoid break-up.