The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) has declared that it would not be in the interest of Nigerians for country to disintegrate as it is being clamoured by some people and groups.
The Secretary General of the group in Nigeria, Dr Raphael Ogar Oko, made this statement in Minna, Niger state capital at the presentation of the 2016 Award of Ambassador for Peace to Reverend Father Christian Levi Achinivu by the UPF and the Muslim Interreligious Peace Foundation.
Dr Ogar insisted that no part of Nigeria could stand alone and remain relevant among the comity of civilized and developed nations.
He made reference to the United States of America which he said derives its strength from its size and population as well as its human resources. The UPF Secretary General suggested that the Federal Government should set up Development Commissions in all the geo-political zones of the country as is being done for the North East region which was ravaged by the activities of insurgents.
According to him, “these commissions should be well empowered financially to the level that they will address the shortcomings in all the zones of the country. “The policy will bring the much desired peace and development to Nigeria.’’