8 January 2013

Nigeria: Muslim Cleric Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Avoid Disintegration

Benin — Chief Imam of Lagos State House of Assembly Central Mosque, Mr. Abdul Abdul-Lateef, has called for the amendment of Section 6 (6c) of the 1999 Constitution, if the country is to remain an indivisible entity.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Zuru, Major-Gen. Sani Sami (rtd) has said that God will not save those who want to wreck Nigeria, insisting that only Nigerians can salvage the country from being destroyed as no one else can do it for them.

He said: "We just have to do it ourselves because we have no other place we call home, but Nigeria. Nigeria fought a civil war to keep itself together and like the magician, many of us believe God in His infinite mercies, helped saved Nigeria to remain one today."

Speaking at the Auchi Day, in Edo State, Gen. Sami said: "My heart bleeds for Nigeria. I am sure that the heart of every right thinking true patriotic Nigerian bleeds when we take a hard look at the problems the Nigerian nation is faced with today.

"We should all change our attitudes and work to salvage our dear country from catastrophe or worse still, apocalypse."

The Chief Imam stressed the need for sensitisation on the constitution review exercise through the printing of copies of the Constitution in indigenous languages, saying that those who the constitution were meant for were ignorant of its provisions.

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