Rauf Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, has said if Nigeria fails to remain united, Africa may be enslaved again.
The Minister said this while speaking at Zenabab Hotel, Ilesha, Osun State, on Saturday during his 64th birthday celebration.
According to him, Nigeria is the country that will liberate the continent from all oppressions, therefore, Nigerians must not give nod to secessionists.
He described those leading the agitation and supporting the call for Oduduwa Republic as foolish people, saying such individuals and groups “should consider the consequences of war.”
The former governor warned that agitators must consider the women, children, old people and those living with disabilities who would be mostly affected should a war situation occur.
“Those who are agitating for Yoruba and Biafra nation are foolish. Any Nigerian must seek unity, harmony and peace for our country.
“If we refuse to entrench unity, peace and strength for Nigeria, Africans may be enslaved for another time.
“Anything that threatens and creates a problem for Nigeria may cause backwardness for our country for 50 years,” the Minister said.