Nigerian author, Reno Omokri has weighed in on the decision of the livestock traders to cut off food supply to the South, if Niger-Delta militants cut off oil and gas supply to the rest of Nigeria
The former Nigerian presidential aide advised Nigerians in the North to stop damaging the properties of Southerners who have invested in the hospitality industry in the North. He opined that Nigeria is one state and the various ethnic groups should live together as one and stop the unnecessary infighting among themselves.
Taking to his Instagram page, he urged the people to live in peace and not in pieces.
He captioned his post as: What will these onion, tomato and livestock traders, that want to cut off food supply to the South, do if Niger-Delta militants cut off oil and gas supply to the rest of Nigeria? Nigeria as a nation can last 100 years without onions and tomatoes. But can Nigeria last 100 days without oil and gas?
Oil and gas are the glue that hold Nigeria together. Without the revenue from oil and gas, we would be talking about United African Republic. Nobody should start what they cannot finish.
Alcoholic beverages and hotels belonging to Southerners have been deliberately destroyed all over the North. Even if you will not compensate for the alcohol, at least you should compensate for the buildings destroyed. Yet, nobody is asking for such.
We should be thinking about how to live in peace, not how to leave in pieces!