By Ese Awhotu with agency report
Former Military Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon and the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, have called for concerted efforts by Nigerians to strengthen the country’s unity by building legacies of peace.
The duo who were in Port Hacourt , at the official inauguration of the palace of the Egbere-Emere Okori Eleme, His Royal Highness, Appolos Chu of Eleme Kingdom, said the unity of the country was non- negotiable ad sacrosanct.
Speaking earlier, the former military leader and octogenarian, said it was important for the people to cultivate the virtues of harmonious relationship irrespective where their states of origin.
According to him the unity of the country is bigger than any primordial interest.
He said it was important for people to build bridges of unity across the country and promote peaceful coexistence by establishing legacies that would sustain peace and unity.
On his part, the Etsu Nupe, commended king Appolos for bringing together traditional rulers from all the geo-political zones of the country for the inauguration.