Professors will have to work in bakeries in Togo to survive if Nigeria disintegrates, according to Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed.
On Wednesday, April 21, Lai Mohammed, who appeared on a NAN flagship interview program, reported that the Buhari administration’s key problem is with the leaders, not the common people.
He also implied that the elites, who should be leading the charge in cementing the country’s stability, are preaching ethnic hate.
The Minister said;
“Our problem is with the elites, not with the general public. If you travel to the farthest reaches of Nigeria today, you can see Nigerians of various tribes, cultures, and religions coexisting peacefully.
“The elites should take the lead in cementing the country’s unity. People believe the insiders when they preach tribal animosity because they believe they know better.
“Nigeria is home to 70% of West Africa’s population, and if the country falls apart today, we will take over Benin Republic, Togo, Niger, and other neighboring countries.
“The elites would suffer the most, as some professors will have to work in bakeries in Togo to make ends meet. When the Liberians came here during their civil war, we saw it.
“It is in their own best interests for them to work to improve Nigeria. Many of them have multiple passports — American, British, and Irish — and they flee at the first sign of trouble.”