Biafra: Nnamdi Azikwe’s wife speaks on Nigeria’s breakup

Wife of foremost nationalist, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prof. Uche Azikiwe, on Monday called for the unity of the country in honour of the memories of the nation’s founding fathers.

She noted that the late Azikiwe and his contemporaries like late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello and others, would “turn in their graves” if the country disintegrated.

Speaking at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi State during the institution’s 2nd Convocation Lecture with the theme, ‘National Reconciliation and the Role of Universities,’ Mrs Azikwe said the founding fathers sacrificed a lot for the unity of the country, as such Nigeria must not disintegrate.

Mrs Azikiwe also called for reconciliation among various warring groups in the country to ensure the desired peace.

According her, “The country should not be allowed to disintegrate during our time because if it does, my husband and his contemporaries would turn in their graves.

“These founding fathers sacrificed a lot for us to be one irrespective of their differences, and this should make us to collectively find solutions to the problems threatening to disintegrate us.

“We should call upon God in solving the problems and seriously address issues of injustice, inequality, among others which threaten our corporate existence as an entity.

“The nation’s political class should also be called to order because we gave them the mandates to lead us but unfortunately, they are not doing so rightly,” she said.